Channel 4’s new satirical comedy ‘Power Monkeys’ will be made in one day

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Jack Dee and Claire Skinner will lead the cast of Power Monkeys, a new scripted comedy that will be made and aired in one day.

Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) return to Channel 4 following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys.

Power Monkeys will lampoon the fictional communications and social media ‘experts’ on both sides of the EU referendum, as well as taking audiences a few doors down from the Kremlin and into the imagined world of Donald Trump’s campaign plane.

Critical Claire Skinner as Lorraine Rappaport

The cast of the six-part series will also include Andy Nyman, Kevin McNally, Anthony Calf, Liz Kingsman (returning as her character from Ballot Monkeys), Gwyneth Keyworth, Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley), Ayda Field (Fresh Meat), Robert Wilfort (Wolf Hall), Ben Willbond (Yonderland) and Alec Utgoff (The Wrong Mans).

Scott and Bailey Amelia Bullmore

Power Monkeys will air at 10pm every Wednesday on Channel 4 from 8 June, with an extra special episode following the EU referendum on Friday 24 June.

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