Laughing All The Way To The Ballot Box

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0101And I Look Up To Him2002080620030601

In a two-part series, former BBC chief political correspondent John Sergeant takes a personal look at political comedy.

1: `And I Look up to Him' / A two-part personal look at political comedy as seen through the archives of TV and radio, written and presented by former BBC Chief Political Correspondent John Sargeant.

As exemplified by the classic Frost Report sketch about class, performed by John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the sixties saw an explosion of political comedy - yet in the seventies, political comedy almost disappeared - why? John Sergeant explores how political comedy is unique to the social and political conditions of its time, and talks with Ian Hislop about what effect satire has - or hasn't - had.

0102 LASTMrs Thatch And A Dead Parrot2002081320030608

In a two-part series, former BBC chief political correspondent John Sergeant takes a personal look at political comedy.

2: `Mrs Thatch and a Dead Parrot'.