GenreComedy, satire
Created by
  • Heydon Prowse
  • Jolyon Rubinstein
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes5
Running time30 minutes
Production companyHat Trick Productions
Original networkBBC Two
Original release3 January (2017-01-03) –
31 January 2017 (2017-01-31)
Related showsThe Revolution Will Be Televised

Revolting is a British sketch/prank TV show starring Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, which aired for five episodes in 2017 on BBC Two. It is a follow-up to The Revolution Will Be Televised, a similar comedy show starring the two, which aired on BBC Three from 2012 to 2015. Revolting includes characters from the previous show like the fictional Tory MP James Twottington-Burbage, as well as new characters like Duckface, a self-important online activist.[1]

One sketch on the show which notably caused controversy was "The Real Housewives of ISIS",[2][3][4] a parody of The Real Housewives reality television franchise, set among the wives of terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.[5]


  1. ^ Dessau, Bruce (4 January 2017). "Revolting's Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein: 'the worse things get the more there is to satirise'". Evening Standard.
  2. ^ "The BBC made an Isis themed comedy sketch and no one knows what to make of it". The Independent. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ Blistein, Jon (5 January 2017). "Watch Controversial BBC Sketch 'Real Housewives of ISIS'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ Horton, Helena (4 January 2017). "'The Real Housewives of Isis': BBC criticised online for 'insensitive' new sketch". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ Topping, Alexandra (6 January 2017). "Real Housewives of Isis: 'They want Muslims to be offended, but we aren't'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 9 January 2017.