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The UK Had the Best Political Satire TV Shows in the 1980s

There are several reasons why the UK had some of the best political satire TV shows in the 1980s.

Firstly, the 1980s was a decade of great political change in the UK. Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister, and her Conservative government pursued a radical (some would say common sense) agenda of free-market policies and privatisation. This provided rich material for satirists, who could use comedy to critique and satirise the government’s policies and actions.

Secondly, the UK has a strong tradition of political satire, dating back to the 18th century when satirical prints were used to mock and critique political figures.… Click here to continue reading this article