The Revolution Will Be Televised

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Series 1 - Episode 1



A colourful collision of Mark Thomas and Dom Joly, this political hidden-camera prankathon is fact-packed, judiciously targeted, scarily well performed and, often, splutteringly funny.

The stars, Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse, set out to satirise tax avoidance, state violence, banker bailouts and other 21st-century injustices — their main weapon being sheer cojones. I was laughing and stuffing my fist in my mouth at the same time as they fired stupid questions at policemen mid-riot, tried to climb over MI6’s front gate and, in the best sketch, proved that Tony Blair’s central London mansion isn’t as heavily guarded as it’s cracked up to be.


Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein perform satirical sketches lampooning arrogance, hypocrisy and greed in public life. In the first edition, Dale Maily meets members of the Occupy movement in London, a group tries to make Tony Blair a saint, and regular characters James and Barnaby attend the Liberal Democrat conference. Plus, jokes at the expense of bankers, a clothing chain and foreign embassies.