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Referendum The Movie.

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MissHooliesCardigan Tue 05-Jul-16 10:11:43

Does anyone remember the Comic Strip shows on C4 in the 80's and 90's? There was a brilliant one called Strike! Which was a parody of American films and showed how Hollywood would make a film about the miners' strike. It had Jennifer Saunders playing the part of Meryl Streep playing the part of Margaret Thatcher and Peter Richardson playing Al Pacino playing Arthur Scargill.
Someone needs to make a movie. I can see Hugh Grant as David Cameron and Glenn Close as Andrea Leadsom. Can't think who would want to play Gove or Cameron.

rumbelina Tue 05-Jul-16 10:17:42

I would prefer a 'The Thick of It' special - more swearing grin grin

Although if someone had written that script 6 months ago it would've been rejected as too far fetched.....

ARumWithAView Tue 05-Jul-16 10:21:10

I remember that!

Reece Shearsmith in full League of Gentlemen getup for Gove, I think.

Bumbledumb Tue 05-Jul-16 10:27:24

Excellent suggestion Rum, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton for Gove and Cameron. Tamsin Greig as Andrea Leadsom.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 10:31:16

I remember this so well - would love to see Comic Strip doing the referendum.

There has been a distinct lack of satirical comedy recently - I want HIGNFY, the news quiz, Spitting Image, and that one that Marcus Brigstock does, Charlie Brooker - where are yooooou all??

I'm having to rely on Twitter to get me through this.

LurkingHusband Tue 05-Jul-16 10:31:59

I preferred the "GLC" movie (music by Kate Bush ?)

Robbie Coltrane is Charles Bronson is Ken Livingstone.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 10:34:00

Her you go, folks - Strike! on 4OD

brodchengretchen Tue 05-Jul-16 10:41:39

It's been done:


EnthusiasmDisturbed Tue 05-Jul-16 10:48:52

The Thick of It special would be great

They could do a whole series on the days leading up and following the referendum

MissHooliesCardigan Tue 05-Jul-16 11:15:12

Lurking I'd forgotten the GLC one. It was genius. I so agree about Spitting Image. I reckon they'd have Boris as a clown complete with red nose and enormous shoes although that's probably playing to the 'cuddly' image.
They could steal the line from Withnail and I about coming on holiday by mistake and change it to 'We've won the referendum by mistake'.

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