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Live topical comedy show hosted by Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. Each presenter has their own sections, and all four will come together for some parts of the show. Jimmy Carr is the desk-based presenter, with David Mitchell chairing discussions and conducting interviews, Charlie Brooker taking an acerbic and cynical look at the week's media coverage, and Lauren Laverne collecting the views and comments of the audience, both in the studio and from those watching at home via Twitter.

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Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

Broadcast live, in front of an audience of comedy enthusiasts of mixed political persuasion. The hosts will respond to news and up-to-the minute results interacting with the studio audience, and giving their inimitable take on the election as it unfolds. The show promises satire and sass, minus the staid political swing-o-meters. As the main results pour in, pundits and an in-studio bookmaker analyse the facts with no-nonsense, non-partisan predictions. Together with the live studio action there are some specially recorded shows, played out in segments throughout the night, including You Have Been Watching Election Special with Robert Webb; calls from the Fonejacker (Kayvan Novak), plus a Come Dine with Me Election Special, featuring Edwina Currie, Brian Paddick, Derek Hatton and Rod Liddle. The evening will provide spiky and intelligent coverage of the results, once the polls have closed, and the gloves are off.
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Episode 1

In episode 1 David hosts a debate on banks (Banks and the Bankers - have they made amends?) Joining him for the debate are former Investment Banker Richard Sharp, the High Pay Commission's Zoe Gannon and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng. Find out more about all of our episode 1 guests below. Jimmy's Expert of the Week is Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg and David interviews Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts MP.

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Episode 2

In episode 2 David Mitchell interviews Tony Blair's former Director of Communications and Strategy, Alastair Campbell, Jimmy interviews Tim Harford and David hosts a debate (should freedom be curtailed to prevent terrorism?). Joining David for the debate are The Guardian's Legal Affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch, Professor Anthony Glees (University of Buckinghamshire) and Rizwaan Sabir (PHD student - Strathclyde University)

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Episode 3

In episode 3, David hosts a debate looking at the privatisation of Britain's assets: Selling off Britain - why shouldn't we liquidate our assets? Joining David for the debate are Order-Order's Harry Cole, former BT Chairman Sir Christopher Bland and Hannah Lownsbrough, Campaigns Director of organisation 38 Degrees. Jimmy interviews solar researcher Dr Lucie Green, who has something rather worrying to share. David interviews Caroline Lucas MP - Leader of the Green Party.

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Episode 4

In episode 4, David interviews deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes MP, and hosts a debate on the Big Society. Joining him in the Big Society debate are Conservative politician Shaun Bailey, Big Society architect Phillip Blond and journalist Johann Hari.

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Episode 5

This week, Freakonomics co-author Stephen J Dubner will be interviewed by Jimmy and Lauren. David Mitchell will be hosting a debate on protests: Protesting - what's the best way of effecting change? Joining David will be Save England's forests campaign founder Tamsin Omond, journalist and Jilted Generation co-author Ed Howker, and student and Telegraph columnist Milo Yiannopoulos. Labour activist (and Speaker's wife) Sally Bercow will also be on the show, along with Conservative politician Steven Norris.

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Episode 6

General Secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers union, Bob Crow will be interviewed by David. David also hosts a debate on arms, asking whether it's OK to sell arms to dictators. Joining him are War on Want's Yasmin Kahn; the Daily Telegraph's Alex Singleton, and the Conservative Party's Dominic Raab MP.

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Episode 7

In the seventh show David Mitchell hosts a debate on racism and immigration with Gordon Brown's former advisor, Deborah Mattinson and political editor of the New Statesman, Medhi Hasan. The regular team - David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne present an intelligent, informative and - most importantly - funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces.

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Episode 8

This episode includes David Mitchell interviewing Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary. Total Politics' Shane Greer, Tansy Hoskins from Stop the War and Rory Steward, MP discuss whether we should intervene in Libya.

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Episode 9

David Mitchell interviews UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP and hosts a debate on business in government. Joining the debate will be food journalist and author of Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee, Bee Wilson; Director General of Institute of Economic Affairs, Mark Littlewood and CEO of Association of Convenience Stores, James Lowman.

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Episode 10

David Mitchell will be interviewing Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, Grant Shapps MP. David will also host a debate on Libya, with War On Want campaigner Yasmin Khan, former British diplomat Carne Ross and Majid Nawaz; co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation.

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Episode 11

In this show, David Mitchell interviews former London Mayor and current Labour Mayoral Candidate - Ken Livingstone. The hosts David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne present an intelligent, informative and - most importantly - funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces.

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Episode 12

This week's edition of the live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. The hosts present an intelligent, informative and - most importantly - funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces. They are joined by the finest and sharpest minds from comedy, politics, science and culture.

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Episode 13

This week's edition of the live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne includes guests - former Labour Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, financial journalist Max Keiser and former Goldman Sachs partner, Richard Sharp. The hosts present an intelligent, informative and - most importantly - funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces. They are joined by the finest and sharpest minds from comedy, politics, science and culture.

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Episode 14

In the penultimate episode, David Mitchell hosts a debate on the Monarchy, with Owen Jones (Author, 'Chavs'), Peter Oborne (political commentator, Daily Telegraph) and Natalie Haynes (author & broadcaster). David will also discuss the increasingly prevalent issue of super-injunctions; with Clive Anderson (barrister and broadcaster) and Charlotte Harris (media lawyer).

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Episode 15

The final show in the series of live comedy and current affairs hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. Guests include Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, and Peep Show and The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong.
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Episode 1

The weekly, live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne returns for a second series. Each week the hosts shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events bringing a witty, informative and wry take on the world of current affairs. The show is an ever-changing mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches, and round table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what's really happening in the world around us. The show is broadcast live each week with the team joined by a range of studio guests, from politicians to cultural commentators and other experts.

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Episode 2

The second show of the new series of this live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. These hosts shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events bringing a witty, informative and wry take on the world of current affairs. The show is an ever-changing mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches, and round table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what's really happening in the world around us. The guests for this show are George Galloway and Times columnist Hugo Rifkind.

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Episode 3

The third show of the second series of this live comedy and current affairs show. Hosts David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Each week the show is a mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches and table discussions. Guests in this show are broadcaster and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer, author and social commentator Owen Jones, and singer-songwriter/former X Factor winner, Matt Cardle.

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Episode 4

The fourth show of the second series of this live comedy and current affairs show. Hosts David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Studio guests include journalist and author, Toby Young and New Statesman's senior political editor, Mehdi Hasan.

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Episode 5

In this epsiode Boy George discusses gay marriage with David Mitchell.

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Episode 6

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Guests include David Starkey, who discusses women's rights and the female quota with Natalie Haynes.

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Episode 7

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne cast their eyes over the week's news. Guest this week are Liberal Democrat MP Dr. Evan Harris and journalist, author, public relations pioneer and an Anglican priest Reverend George Pitcher.

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Episode 8

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Guests include Dr Dawn Harper, GP Embarrassing Bodies, Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me and comedian and presenter, Amy Lame who discuss whether the government has any right to try and persuade us to be healthy in view of the incredible strain on the NHS - or should the Nanny state keep its nose out of our business?

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Episode 10

Tonight, Charlie looks at the rise and fall of journalist Samantha Brick, David discusses elitism with Julia Hartley-Brewer, Billy Bragg and Spencer Matthews. Lauren explains teachers' dislike for Education Secretary Michael Gove.
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Episode 1

David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker, Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Carr reunite to shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events and give an alternative take on the news. A vibrant mix of topical comedy, satire and round-table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what is really happening in the world around us, the show is broadcast live each week and the team are joined by a range of studio guests.

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