Party Animals (TV series)

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Party Animals
Party Animals tv show title screen.JPG
Created byWorld Productions for BBC
StarringPatrick Baladi
Andrew Buchan
Matt Smith
Raquel Cassidy
Shelley Conn
Andrea Riseborough
Clemency Burton-Hill
Pip Carter
Peter Wight
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes8
Running timeVaries
Original networkBBC Two
Original release31 January –
21 March 2007
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Party Animals is a British television drama series screened on BBC Two in 2007. It was produced by World Productions, the makers of No Angels and This Life.[1]

Party Animals tells the story of people involved with the Parliament of the United Kingdom, including researchers, lobbyists and government (at the time Labour) and Conservative Members of Parliament.

Despite reasonably good critical reaction, the show scored poorly in the ratings, attracting only one million viewers.[citation needed] The BBC has not commissioned another series.

The show featured Matt Smith in his first major television role, portraying the Parliamentary researcher Danny Foster.

In Australia, ABC1 began broadcasting the show from 2 December 2008 on a Tuesday 8:30pm timeslot over the ('non-ratings period') summer break.[2] In the province of Ontario, Canada, TVOntario (Ontario's public educational media organisation), began showing the series in February 2010. In the province of British Columbia, Canada, The Knowledge Network began showing the series in September 2011. In Norway, NRK broadcast the show from May to June 2012.[3] It is currently[when?] streaming on Hulu.



  1. ^ "About the Show". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ Party Animals - ABC1 Television Guide
  3. ^ "Partiløvene". Norsk rikskringkasting AS (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 August 2013.

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