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, legal action, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, campaign, society, media, tv show, suburban life, rivalry, workplace, state affairs, media satire, workplace situations, suburbs, politician, greed, conservative, parliament, sex, parody, bisexual, political satire, member of parliament, megalomaniac ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england

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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, sitcom and semi serious films and TV series with plots about british humour, workplace, workplace situations, media, politics, media satire and society mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like The New Statesman: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), The Thick of It (2005), LateLine (1998), Spin City (1996). 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, not serious, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, government, prime minister, power relations, secretary, head of state, state affairs, boss and employee, staff, dimwit, government official, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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, realistic, biting, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: politics, secretary, politician, minister, workplace situations, dishonesty, political intrigue, boss and employee, state affairs, manipulations, workplace, dimwit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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, semi serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, workplace, politician, society, political intrigue, government official, workplace situations, political satire, stupidity, british humour, media coverage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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51%
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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, realistic, offbeat, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, showbiz, workplace, campaign, politics, media, friends, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
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38%
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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, workplace situations, media, political intrigue, boss and employee, campaign, workplace, media satire, workplace romance, right hand man ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: workplace, staff, handyman, mother, love and romance, up and down relationship, workplace situations, factory, factory worker, workplace romance, working class, manager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, yorkshire, manchester
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33%
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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, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hippie, student, college life, student life, twentysomething life, social misfits, mad, buddies, friends, misfit, medical school, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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33%
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: realistic, offbeat, cynical, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: parody, journalism, state affairs, tv show, politics, politically correct, media, media satire, celebrity culture, cliche, anchor, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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32%
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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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: workplace situations, family relations, couple relations, suburban life, suburbs, eccentric family, family life, couples, society, perversion, farce, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, witty, humorous, biting, not serious ...
Plot: lesbian, media, tv news, reporter, politically correct, workplace situations, anchor, ratings, media satire, workplace, advertising, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, workplace, celebrity, workplace situations, power of media, campaign, showbiz, manipulations, media satire, celebrity culture, cover up, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: store, uncle, nephew, customer, nurse, shopkeeper, miser, workplace situations, workplace, family relations, generation gap, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england, europe
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30%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, buddies, workplace situations, friends, workplace, society, factory worker, pub, army, electrician, social climbing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, media, yuppie, artists and showbiz, british tv, comedy team, singing, joke, parody, song, british ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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29%
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, semi serious, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, faked death, workplace, dull life, disgruntled, dishonesty, disorder, unfulfillment, workplace situations, power relations, starting over, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Tanner '88 (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, election, idealism, family relations, disorder, realism, political conspiracy, dishonesty, fighting the system, political corruption, ambition, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: everyday life, buddies, society, workplace situations, old friend, workplace, working class, bar, pub, friends, gossip and rumors, slacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, realistic, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, workplace situations, media satire, tv show, single parent, tv news, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, television reporter, female journalist, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
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27%
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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, clever, witty, cynical, biting ...
Plot: journalism, british, fake news report, interview, celebrity, controversy, media coverage, reporter, parody, figment, media satire, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: not serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: parody, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, news, disorder, british tv, political satire, fake news report, british, tv news, entertainment ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: not serious, witty, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: parody, promiscuity, showbiz, gender, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, cross dressing, celebrity guests, disorder, media, comedy team ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
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26%
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: journalism, friendship, workplace situations, love and romance, best friends, workplace, tv show, media, power relations, workplace intrigue, colleague, anchor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father and son played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett who deal in selling used items. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: working class, family business, son, lifestyle, society, urban, parents and children, reluctant partners, city life, workplace situations, living with parents, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friends, working class, marriage, grownups, buddies, workplace, homecoming, factory worker, society, friendship, middle class, veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Still Open All Hours (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Still Open All Hours is a sitcom set in a grocer's shop. It is a sequel to the series Open All Hours, written by original series writer Roy Clarke and featuring several of the permanent cast members of the original series
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: store, parents and children, family relations, workplace situations, workplace, grocery store, workplace humor, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Good Neighbors (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The Good Life is a British sitcom produced by the BBC that ran from 1975 to 1978. It was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. In 2004, it came 9th in Britain's Best Sitcom. In the United States, it aired on various PBS stations under the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: conservative, housewife, farm, couples, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, social misfits, society, lifestyle, unconventional method, changing lives ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Classic comedy set in fading department store Grace Brothers.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: sexism, workplace, store, farce, department store, workplace situations, power relations, workplace intrigue, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, rivalry, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: media, human nature, society, social relations, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, new year, lifestyle, society, celebrity culture, state affairs, head of state, media satire, journalism, media, live broadcast, fake news report ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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24%
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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: workplace, workplace situations, disorder, political satire, office, bureaucracy, workplace humor, politics, government agency, incompetence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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