A while back I learned on this very forum of a British TV comedy involving UK government officials. I saw several episodes on Youtube and would love to find it again. I think it was shot in a mockumentary style.
P.S. Right after I hit "submit new thread," I'll think of it.
The New Statesman?
The Thick of It?
House of Cards?
The mockumentary style doesn't sound right for Yes Minister, which was filmed in a standard style. However, I highly recommend Yes Minister; it has some of the sharpest writing I've ever seen in a TV show. Nigel Hawthorne is wonderfully reptilian.
Find the Thatcher episode, wonderful for all the wrong reasons. Definitely wasnt a mocumentary but a brilliantly written sitcom/satire on the British political system that still holds up today more for the quality of writing and performance than any particular relevance to today's events although rumour has it that the wheels don't turn that differently.The mockumentary style doesn't sound right for Yes Minister, which was filmed in a standard style. However, I highly recommend Yes Minister; it has some of the sharpest writing I've ever seen in a TV show. Nigel Hawthorne is wonderfully reptilian.
Never even heard of the "thick of it" before this thread, but from the clips I'm going to have to check it out.
It was The Thick of It. Thanks!
And yes, I recommend that you check it out.
House of Cards was so totally not a comedy.
True, but it is a good series.
The Thick of It is pretty funny at times, actually, as is Yes Minister. I recommend all of them!
i just finally got around to watching yes, minister within the past few months
absolutely hysterical and i loved to track the character growth.
is the follow up yes, prime minister any good or should i disregard it?
I have just finished watching Yes, Prime Minister (after not that long ago watching all the Yes, Minister episodes)... and it's definitely also worth watching, but I have to say it's not quite to the same level - at least in my mind.
Somehow, YPM seems more dated - perhaps because the episodes revolve more around what were current topics at the time (UK Nukes, Cold War, etc)... whereas YM was just about generic governmental stuff (almost all of which could have been written today, still). YM is nicely focused on the interplay between elected Minister and the Civil Service, and gets it exactly right - YPM seems to cover more targets, and misses some of them.
That said, still better than a lot of what's on TV nowadays :)
Every british show ever made?