Help me learn the name of a TV Show!
October 8, 2006 10:55 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago (possibly in or around the year 2000), while channel surfing, I remember catching parts of a TV show on Australia's ABC which was set in Australia's federal Parliament House. I don't have a clue what it was called though, and my searching has turned up nothing. I think it might have been a comedy, too. Anyone know what show this is?
posted by Effigy2000 to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
A comedy you say?

It must have been the ABC's Simulcast of Question Time.
posted by oxford blue at 11:18 PM on October 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

From memory, there's been no actual Australian comedies set in the Australian Parliament... are you sure it wasn't actual footage from Question Time or something similar?
posted by cheaily at 11:19 PM on October 8, 2006

I can't think of anything that fits your description, but two longshots: Grass Roots - a comedy which fits your timeframe but was about local government politics; or Rats In the Ranks - a documentary (technically not comedy, but might be funny if you didn't know it was real) about the mayoral election for Sydney's Leichhardt Council.
posted by harmless at 11:52 PM on October 8, 2006

Are you thinking of "The Games", a comedy series based on the set up and execution of the Sydney olympic games?
posted by scodger at 12:08 AM on October 9, 2006

Bruce Spence was in a comedy about Australian politics called Dearest Enemy. It's the wrong timeframe but you could have seen a repeat I suppose.

The AFC database says it was a "Situation comedy about a happily married couple on different sides of the political fence" does that help?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 12:31 AM on October 9, 2006

I second oxford blue and cheaily: Parliament Question Time is a hilarious hour's viewing.
posted by lazy robot at 2:26 AM on October 9, 2006

You might have caught one of Shaun Micallef's sketches where he plays a typical Australian politician.
posted by Savvas at 3:01 AM on October 9, 2006

Best answer: Was it Corridors of Power, with Jeremy Sims? Best known from his debut in Chances.
posted by yt at 4:10 AM on October 9, 2006

Response by poster: I'm not 100% certain but I think yt has it. Thanks mate!
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:30 PM on October 9, 2006

Response by poster: Yep, it's definitely it. Best answer goes to yt and this is resolved. Thanks for everyone's help!
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:38 PM on October 9, 2006

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