Power Monkeys Episode Five ~ Channel Four

The penultimate episode of the EU referendum based comedy show, the second episode that is set post-result was a little disappointing. The main reasons being that the entertaining news came to fruition the day after the programme aired! If Boris Johnson’s announcement had been known on the day the show was edited? I feel sure that this episode would have been nothing short of epic!

The No Thank EU crew are off the bus, now and taking part in a pub quiz, where Spencer (Kevin McNally) is declaring those who are in the running for Prime Minister or England Football Manager to be a variety of expletives. However, for the Brexiteers, this instalment centre around the back stories of the characters. Jackie (Gwyneth Keyworth) is on the cusp of breaking the bad news to Spencer, that his fiancée is cheating on him. She does the deed, amongst a swift change of quiz answer referring to the Kardashians! Poor Spencer!

On the Tory side, Sara (Claire Skinner) is still mithering about her one night stand with Tony (Anthony Calf) and trigger words which are still emulating from the mouth of Oliver (Jack Dee). Ruby (Liz Kingsman) is still blissfully ignorant with no awareness of much at all, other than a possible attraction to Tony, which is another reason for alarm for the hapless Sara.

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Claire Skinner as Sara and Anthony Calf as Tony – Photo credit: Channel Four


Putin’s aides are in uproar, they are adamant that meerkats are not from Russia and they still don’t know the whereabouts of the Russian football manager, either!

Meanwhile, aboard the Trump jet, Brett (Robert Wilfort) is simpering about being able to work for Trump, while Lauren (Amelia Bullmore) is continually losing the will to be involved with the campaign. Most of the hilarity is still emitted from the jet, in my humble opinion, but maybe that’s because the wannabe President is such a figure of fun and therefore provides plenty of material for the script.

The final episode promises to be the best yet, following yesterday’s announcement. I wait with baited breath, and grudgingly, will be sorry to see the back of Power Monkeys.


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