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'Ballot Monkeys' gets ONSIGHT's voteDate: 27th April, 2015

Described as ‘a darkly satirical look at the general election’, Ballot Monkeys is a new Channel 4 sitcom from Hat Trick Productions and the creators of Drop The Dead Donkey. ONSIGHT is the chosen camera facilities provider on this exciting show that includes filming on the day of transmission to guarantee up to the minute jokes.

 

The 5 x 30 minute series revolves around the various campaign buses of the main parties, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP, drawing on the real antics and developments reported during this election year.  Celebrated writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin’s material is brought to life by a stellar cast, including Ben Miller, Hattie Morahan, Sarah Hadland and Trevor Cooper as the four party candidates.

 

ONSIGHT is providing full shooting equipment and support for DoPs Martin Hawkins, Pete Edwards and team. Shot at Pinewood Studios, not far from ONSIGHT’s rental facilities, multiple cameras are in use on the buses and in the surrounding areas. Filming hours before each transmission has meant a tight turnaround for all involved, allowing for the highly topical inserts that make up the majority of each episode.

 

The 5 x 30 broadcasts start from 21 April and continue in May around the election.  Read more from Channel 4 and view clips here.

 

Reviews:


“All too believable – and the funnier for it” - The Telegraph

 

“A sitcom in poll position” – The Independent

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