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: 25 min.
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, humorous, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, alternative comedy
Plot: politics, satire, legal action, workplace intrigue, suburbs, workplace romance, campaign, society, media, tv show, suburban life, rivalry, workplace, state affairs, media satire, workplace situations, politician, greed, conservative, parliament, political humor, sex, parody, drugs, bisexual ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and sitcom films and TV series with plots about satire, british humour, workplace, workplace situations, media, media satire and politics mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The New Statesman: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), The Thick of It (2005), LateLine (1998), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, prime minister, british prime minister, government, power relations, staff, responsibility, workplace, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, clever, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, secretary, british politics, minister, politician, workplace situations, workplace, dishonesty, state affairs, manipulation, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe
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100%
The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, government official, workplace situations, political intrigue, politician, society, political satire, stupidity, british humour ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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58%
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, semi serious, cynical, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, satire, artists and showbiz, anchor, state affairs, rise to the top, celebrity culture, couples, media, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
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46%
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Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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, not serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: satire, boss, lesbian, media, tv news, reporter, tv show, advertising, workplace situations, workplace, politically correct, ratings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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45%
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The Young Ones (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 410 min.
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: hippie, satire, student, college life, lifestyle, buddies, medical school, social relations, friends, mad, suicidal, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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44%
The Day Today (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: offbeat, humorous, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: parody, satire, journalism, tv show, politically correct, anchor, cliche, media, politics, state affairs, media satire, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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44%
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: media, manipulation, workplace, satire, celebrity, manipulations, cover up, campaign, power of media, celebrity culture, workplace situations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london
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44%
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, feel good ...
Plot: politics, mayor, staff, campaign, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, media, workplace, disorder, right hand man, secretary ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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42%
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, witty, not serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, artists and showbiz, politics, state affairs, society, comedy team, joke, disorder, celebrity culture, media, british humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: satire, parody, silly humor, news, disorder, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, entertainment, actress playing multiple roles, tv news, united kingdom ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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41%
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Brass Eye (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Controversial spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
Style: alternative comedy, biting, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: journalism, parody, satire, current affairs, censorship, fake news report, british, celebrity, controversy, interview, news satire, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
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40%
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, suburbs, satire, unfulfillment, hopes, dishonesty, hidden identity, power relations, disorder, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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39%
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: workplace, mother, staff, handyman, up and down relationship, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace situations, factory, factory worker, working class, manager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, manchester
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38%
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Barbara (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
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, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, suburbs, suburban life, workplace situations, family life, society, couples, perversion, couple relations, family, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician, comedian, duo, yuppie, artists and showbiz, media, silly humor, satire, british tv, actor playing himself, british, joke ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: satire, workplace situations, power relations, disorder, secretary, boss and employee, nothing goes right, team, olympics, british humour, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
French and Saunders (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspense, biting, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, celebrity guests, duo, artists and showbiz, media, satire, cross dressing, disorder, promiscuity, gender, showbiz, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Goodness Gracious Me (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, ethnic, family relations, working class, eccentric family, suburbs, suburban life, family life, disorder, punjab, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, india
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36%
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W1A (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, workplace, satire, disorder, nothing goes right, intern, television, british humour, bbc, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, friendship, workplace situations, friends, factory worker, buddies, society, workplace, pub, electrician, male friendship, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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35%
Harry Hill's TV Burp (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
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, humorous, not serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, studio, media satire, entertainment, british humour, archive footage, satire, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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34%
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
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, biting ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, office, bureaucracy, workplace humor, satire, politics, government agency, incompetence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: store, uncle, nephew, groom, storekeeper, shopkeeper, customer, miser, nurse, family relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, single parent, tv news, mother daughter relationship, female journalist, television reporter, female protagonist, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, moral dilemma, manhunt, undercover, fighting the system, journalism, state affairs, rebellion, society, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: comedian, disorder, silly humor, satire, joke, irreverence, parody, british tv, british, social satire, surrealism, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: everyday life, buddies, workplace, society, working class, workplace situations, old friend, bar, pub, indoor, gossip and rumors, slacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, celebrity culture, media satire, new year, head of state, journalism, society, lifestyle, media, state affairs, live broadcast, celebrity impersonation ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: farce, store, workplace, sexism, camp, department store, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, boss and employee, gays and lesbians, gender, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%