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For the first time in recorded history, the ABC’s Question Time has taken out the number one spot in the television drama ratings category.

The national broadcaster is reportedly ‘chuffed’ with the accolade, saying that many people have worked hard on the popular programme and that this news validates that.

“Writers, producers, directors and actors. There’s too many to name but they’ve all played a pivotal role in getting Question Time to the top spot,” said the ABC’s television director.

“Beating out a host of other quality shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Here Come The Habibs wasn’t easy but somehow we did it. We did it for the taxpayers, we love you all!”

Question Time, a show set in Canberra’s Parliament House that showcases and dramatises the inner-workings of our nations political system, was once on the chopping block.

However, this recent resurgence has saved the show.

“One of the main characters was outed as a Kiwi earlier this week, which has caused quite a stir online,” said the television director.

“Memes, social commentary, Buzzfeed finally getting one back on the bloke who loathed them the most, it’s been an internet phenomenon. Mark Vaile, who plays the character of Barnaby Joyce, is in line for the Gold Logie,”

“If he wins, we’ll finally be able to wash the comedy blood off our hands that Chris Lilley put on them.”

More to come.


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