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    Posted by Viligante (U14039144) on Saturday, 9th November 2013

    I'm looking forward to the new series of 'The Revolution Will Be Televised' tomorrow, Sunday evening BBC3 at 10.35pm if anyone's interested. I loved the previous series and found them embarrassingly funny.
    It seems David Cameron's security weren't doing their jobs properly.

    www.independent.co.u...

    The duo similarly "door-step" Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond during the series.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Sunday, 10th November 2013

    Just when you thought that real political satire was almost dead and buried on British television along comes this incredibly refreshing, innovative, and highly amusing, hidden camera comedy show, that really takes the proverbial out of the so-called great and the mighty.

    If this second series of this Bafta award-winning satirical comedy series is as good as the first, then I will be most certainly pissing myself with laughter.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    Why on Earth this Bafta award-winning, absolutely hilarious, politically satirical, comedy sketch show is still being hidden away on BBC Three is just, well, completely beyond my comprehension.

    It has to be said that comedian pranksters, Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, have both got an incredible amount of courage, and front, to actually pull off some of the outrageous stunts that were featured in last night's opening programme.

    The scene where Jolyon Rubinstein audaciously presented the Prime Minister, David Cameron, with a 'Bullingdon Club photo album' was just totally unbelievable.

    I haven't actually seen anything like that on television since the halcyon days of The Mark Thomas Comedy Product, that used to be shown on Channel 4, from February 1996 to May 2002.

    I also love the two spoof character coalition MPs, James Twottington-Burbage (Tory) and Barnaby Plankton (Lib Dem), that are regularly featured in the programme. In fact I actually advocate that all Members of Parliament should now be forced to watch this comedy show, for it accurately depicts just how completely out of touch they are with real members of the general public.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Saturday, 16th November 2013

    I am really very surprised indeed that has been so little debate, and discussion, about this subversive, poltical, covert camera, satirical comedy show on here.

    Anyone else who also enjoys the confrontational and caustic humorous comedy style of Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris or Stewart Lee must, most definitely, give The Revolution Will Be Televised at least a look.

    In fact, in my opinion, the BBC haven't actually produced anything as really radical, nor as cutting edge, as this since The Day Today, that first hit our television screens, way back in 1994.

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Saturday, 16th November 2013

    Thanks to all above for this tip off ( messageborders, not that group of almighty wotsits )

    Wouldn't have known about it as I'd always seen BBC3 listings as ' out of bounds ' for the over 16s


    As an aside, it was a surprisingly emotional experience seeing Gil Scott Heron, that summer in England, 2010.

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    Posted by Viligante (U14039144) on Saturday, 16th November 2013

    Here's an iplayer link to episode 1 if you missed it. Episode 2 is on tomorrow night, Sunday at 10.25pm smiley - ok

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Saturday, 16th November 2013

    Thanks Vigilante, I'll be trying that later. I've only just discovered Toast ! ( Very funny way to spend 22 minutes over at another place )

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 17th November 2013

    Thanks Vigilante, I'll be trying that later. I've only just discovered Toast ! ( Very funny way to spend 22 minutes over at another place )  I like Toast as well. I wish things elsewhere wouldn't coincide as The Office is also being repeated ; Sunday is excellent for comedy at the moment.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Wednesday, 20th November 2013

    The Revolution Will Be Televised has just got to be one of the most funniest things that I have actually seen on television in a long time.

    The fearless duo of comedic pranksters, Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, take on celebrities, bankers, politicians and alike, and try and expose their corrupt, greedy and hypocritical behaviour in front of the court of television viewers.

    Moreover, their courageous style of comedy is actually far more revoloutinary and anarchistic, than just mere political satire.

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Wednesday, 11th December 2013

    The Revolution Will Be Televised has just got to be the most outrageous and funniest things on British television at the moment.

    Regrettably, all good things must eventually come to an end, as the sixth and last episode in this second series, is actually aired this coming Sunday evening, on BBC Three.

    I am, however, rather disappointed that there has been so little discussion, and debate, about this poltically subversive comedy series on this POV forum web page.

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    Posted by Viligante (U14039144) on Wednesday, 11th December 2013

    The trouble is Polemicist, it's hidden away on BBC3 and not easy to even stumble across. This weeks was brilliant again as usual. How do they get away with it? Putin's portrait was so funny and The BBCONGWFT correspondent at the George Clooney 'event' made me laugh.
    I admire the BBC for airing this programme as they too take some stick, they certainly can't be accused of any political bias.
    The Recruitment Day sign they put up outside Broadcasting House was embarrassingly funny.

    Sad it's the last one of this second series on Sunday night too. smiley - sadface

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Friday, 20th December 2013

    I was rather surprised, and disappointed, that series two of The Revolution Will Be Televised was not actually moved and broadcasted on BBC Two, where it would have received far higher audience ratings, rather than remain on BBC Three.

    The target demographic for BBC Three is, apparently, 16 to 34 year-olds, but this absolutely hilarious, politically satirical, comedy show would have, most definitely, also appealed to a far more mature audience as well.

    Moreover, in this day and age of ever increasing political and commercial skulduggery, corruption, greed and hypocrisy, an exposing comedy programme, just like this, is now needed more than ever before.

    Full credit to both Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, who not only appear in this incredibly funny, prankster, comedy series, but also write most of the excellent material themselves.

    In conclusion, I sincerely hope that a third series of The Revolution Must Be Televised, will, now, be both commissioned and produced by the BBC.

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Baldinio (U2012448) on Friday, 20th December 2013

    The target demographic for BBC Three is, apparently, 16 to 34 year-olds, but this absolutely hilarious, politically satirical, comedy show would have, most definitely, also appealed to a far more mature audience as well.

     


    Agreed smiley - ok

    The good thing is that word of mouth is making it something of a cult programme beyond its target audience.

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    Posted by briggsy2 (U1288489) on Friday, 20th December 2013

    I love this programme but have trouble reading the messages scrolling across the bottom of the screen at the same time as taking in the skit that's simultaneously happening featuring the two main characters. Is this because I'm a man?

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    Posted by kinaesthete (U14110808) on Friday, 20th December 2013

    I agree with people's sentiments about this programme; it's stating the obvious - increasingly rare during the reactionary ascendancy of the past few decades - in a playful, brave and entertaining way.

    If it has to air on BBC3 maybe it could be repeated* on BBC2.

    * Silly me - I meant to say 'opportunitied to see again'.

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