Movies and TV shows like The New Statesman

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The New Statesman (1987)
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik Mayall. The show's theme tune is an arrangement by Alan Hawkshaw of part of the Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. The programme was made by the ITV franchise Yorkshire Television between 1987 and 1992, although the BBC made two special episodes; one in 1988, the other in 1994.
Style: surreal, sitcom, clever, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, parody, alternative comedy, political comedy
Plot: politics, satire, greed, legal action, rivalry, society, workplace romance, media, suburbs, workplace intrigue, suburban life, tv show, workplace, campaign, state affairs, media satire, workplace situations, politician, british politics, conservative, parliament, sex, drugs, bisexual, transsexual ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london

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Most similar movies to The New Statesman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and sitcom films and TV series with plots about british humour, satire, workplace situations, workplace, media, politics and media satire mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The New Statesman: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), Bottom (1991), The Thick of It (2005), LateLine (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, biting, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, british prime minister, prime minister, government, power relations, dimwit, staff, government official, responsibility, secretary, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, politics, government official, secretary, workplace situations, british politics, politician, minister, boss and employee, state affairs, power relations, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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100%
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Bottom (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bottom is a British anarchic sitcom that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starring comic duo Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Richie and Eddie, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: unemployed, alcoholic, farce, fight, bachelor, boredom, scam, sexual humor, virgin, social misfits, friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, cynical, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, politician, society, government official, political intrigue, workplace situations, political satire, stupidity, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, biting, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, satire, friends, workplace situations, rise to the top, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, celebrity culture, politics, media ...
Time: 90s
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46%
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: satire, media, lesbian, boss, reporter, advertising, tv show, workplace, politically correct, workplace situations, media satire, political humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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45%
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
TV show
Story: The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in Great Britain from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to television in the 1980s and made household names of ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hippie, satire, college life, social relations, medical school, suicidal, friends, youth, buddies, social misfits, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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45%
The Day Today (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994, and created by the comedians Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On the Hour, which was broadcast on BBC ...
Style: parody, cynical, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, journalism, politically correct, cliche, sport, state affairs, media, politics, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, current affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, cynical, witty ...
Plot: satire, media satire, society, artists and showbiz, state affairs, politics, joke, media, disorder, celebrity culture, british, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: media, scandal, workplace, manipulation, satire, celebrity, showbiz, workplace situations, media satire, celebrity culture, cover up, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mayor, politics, campaign, staff, political intrigue, boss and employee, workplace situations, media, secretary, disorder, right hand man, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: satire, media, artists and showbiz, news, disorder, silly humor, media satire, pop culture, joke, politics, comedian, social satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, suburbs, satire, starting over, dishonesty, hopes, hidden identity, unfulfillment, character on the edge, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Brass Eye (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Controversial spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
Style: parody, biting, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, journalism, celebrity, controversy, fake news report, current affairs, figment, campaign, notoriety, media coverage, reporter, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 34 min.
TV show
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: workplace, mother, handyman, staff, factory worker, factory, love and romance, up and down relationship, workplace situations, workplace romance, working class, manager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, manchester, yorkshire
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Barbara (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot was broadcast in 1995, and three series were then televised from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed at their Lenton Lane studios in Nottingham in ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, couples, perversion, society, workplace situations, eccentric family, suburbs, family life, couple relations, suburban life, family, doctor ...
Time: 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: musician, comedian, media, artists and showbiz, silly humor, yuppie, satire, social satire, joke, monologue, absurdism, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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37%
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is a British television review programme created and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is the most recent addition to Brooker's Wipe series, and the first to be broadcast in HD. The programme is an amalgam of ...
Style: suspense, humorous, talky, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: media satire, satire, media circus, tv show, power of media, media, society, advertising, dark humor, politically correct, ratings, archive footage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace situations, nothing goes right, secretary, disorder, power relations, boss and employee, team, olympics, boss, workplace, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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French and Saunders (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: media, artists and showbiz, gender, showbiz, media satire, celebrity culture, promiscuity, cross dressing, disorder, satire, female protagonist, joke ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe
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Saxondale (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: suburbs, midlife crisis, unsuccessful, self involved, dull life, workplace situations, workplace, middle class, ex husband ex wife relationship, wannabe, therapy, apprentice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Open All Hours is a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker as a miserly shop keeper and David Jason as his put-upon nephew who works as his errand boy. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: storekeeper, miser, nephew, uncle, nurse, customer, store, generation gap, workplace situations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Goodness Gracious Me (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, immigrants, society, suburbs, family life, suburban life, working class, eccentric family, disorder, ethnic, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: punjab, england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Likely Lads is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. However, only eight of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, friendship, buddies, workplace, society, workplace situations, factory worker, friends, dysfunctional relationship, electrician, social climbing, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england, europe
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Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a fictional democratic presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) on his ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: satire, moral dilemma, manhunt, fighting the system, undercover, political conspiracy, parents and children, dishonesty, society, state affairs, rebellion, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: workplace situations, satire, workplace, television, disorder, nothing goes right, intern, bbc, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, new job, counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: comedian, disorder, silly humor, absurd humor, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, joke, surrealism, satire, british, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Harry Hill's TV Burp (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Harry Hill's TV Burp is a British television comedy programme that ran for 11 years from 2001 to 2012. It was produced by Avalon Television for ITV and hosted by comedian Harry Hill. The show presents a look at the week's television, ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: tv show, media satire, entertainment, satire, media, joke, british, comedian, fight, british humour, archive footage, studio
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, office, workplace humor, bureaucracy, satire, government agency, politics, incompetence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky
Plot: everyday life, old friend, buddies, workplace, society, working class, workplace situations, owner, friends, gossip and rumors, slacker, pub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, england, europe
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