Struggle (1983)

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The British sitcom Struggle satirized the manner in which class distinctions were still being exploited politically in the 1980s. The principal characters were a pair of opposing councillors in the London borough of Southam. Left-leaning Steve Marsh (Tim Piggott-Smith) retained his voter base by pretending to be of the "working class," even though he was actually born in relatively posh surroundings. Conversely, Steve's conservative rival Sir Bert (Ray Smith), the owner of a chain of grocery stores, proudly proclaimed his aristocratic origins -- and never mind that he was genuinely a product of the working class. Presented by Channel 4/London Weekend Television in six 35-minute dollops, Struggle originally aired from November 27, 1983 to January 1, 1984.