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    1st Series 1982

  1. "Five Go Mad in Dorset"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Dick ], Peter Richardson [ Julian ], Dawn French [ George ], Jennifer Saunders [ Anne ], Daniel Peacock [ Toby Thurlow ], Robbie Coltrane [ Gypsy / Shopkeeper ], Ronald Allen [ Uncle Quentin ], Raymond Francis [ Police Inspector ], Sandra Dorne [ Aunt Fanny ], Nosher Powell [ Fingers ], Ron Tarr [ Dirty Dick ], Bimbo [ Timmy the Dog ], Barney Sharpe [ Policeman ]

    Julian, Dick, George, and Anne are four children with a taste for adventure, as well as for lashings of ginger beer. They set out on a bicycle ride through the country, having picnics aplenty and exposing heinous crimes such as homosexuality.

    b: 2 Nov 82 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers

    NOTE: This episode parodies Enid Blyton's Famous Five series of children's stories, taking a satirical look at outdated gender roles and old-fashioned value systems. This episode was shown on opening night of Channel 4.
  2. "War"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Unknown ], Adrian Edmondson [ Unknown ], Dawn French [ Unknown ], Rik Mayall [ Unknown ], Daniel Peacock [ Unknown ], Nigel Planer [ Unknown ], Peter Richardson [ Unknown ], Jennifer Saunders [ Unknown ]

    It's 1985 and the Communist Warsaw Pact countries have seized control of England. A young married couple retreats to a countryside cottage, but they soon find themselves hopelessly separated and swept up in the chaos of a war-torn nation.

    b: 3 Jan 83 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers
  3. "The Beat Generation"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Desmond ], Dawn French [ Eleanor ], Rik Mayall [ Jeremy ], Nigel Planer [ Charles ], Peter Richardson [ Alan ], Jennifer Saunders [ Anne ], Daniel Peacock [ Kix ], Robbie Coltrane [ Kurt ], Zoe Clarke [ Girl ], Kim Pappas [ Girl ], Michael White [ Himself ], Keith Allen [ Brian Epstein ], Colin Jacas [ Saxophone Player ]

    A group of Beatnik artists and poets convene for a weekend of debauchery, destructive behavior, and clever conversation at the house of naïve young wannabe Desmond while his parents are out of town.

    b: 17 Jan 83 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers
  4. "Bad News Tour"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Vim Fuego ], Rik Mayall [ Colin Grigson ], Nigel Planer [ Den Dennis ], Peter Richardson [ Spider Webb ], Dawn French [ Tracy ], Jennifer Saunders [ Sally ], Serena Evans [ Cheryl ], Bert Parnaby [ Neighbour ], Neville Smith [ Manager ], Judy Hawkins [ Girl Friend ], Chara Bala Choksi [ Cashier ]

    Fifth-rate heavy metal band Bad News is the subject of a rock documentary. Band members Vim Fuego, Den Dennis, Colin Grigson, and Spider Webb take to the road in search of lager, gigs, and schoolgirls.

    b: 24 Jan 83 w: Adrian Edmondson d: Sandy Johnson

    NOTE: This episode is frequently compared to the film This is Spinal Tap. Both were in production at the same time.
  5. "Summer School"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Peter ], Jennifer Saunders [ Liz ], Rik Mayall [ Tark ], Lois Baxter [ Beth ], Gerard Ryder [ Jake ], Nigel Planer [ Julian ], Dawn French [ Ursula ], Peter Richardson [ Nick ], Rupert Frazer [ Simon ], Martin Potter [ Tarzan ], Elaine Ashley [ Jane ], Robbie Coltrane [ Desmond ], Megumi Shimanuki [ Japanese Girl ]

    Summer school students taking a course on the Iron Age construct a primitive village in the center of a university campus, where they must learn to fend for themselves without modern conveniences.

    b: 31 Jan 83 w: Dawn French d: Sandy Johnson
  6. "Back to Normal with Eddie Monsoon (a.k.a. An Evening with Eddie Monsoon)"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Eddie Monsoon ], Alan Pellay [ Lionel Prescott ]

    TV personality Eddie Monsoon shoots for the gutter as he hosts a variety & chat show that tackles topics like what hobbies homosexuals prefer, how to properly pick a fight in a pub at closing time, and embalming for beginners. Eddie performs a song about how 1983 will be an improvement over 1982, extolling the values of capital punishment in schools, labor camps, and enforcing the death penalty for elderly shoplifters, and he digs for dirt on celebrities like Elton John and Roger Moore in an interview with homosexual black actor Alan Pellay.

    b: UNPRODUCED w: Adrian Edmondson and Dawn French and Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson and Pete Richens and Jennifer Saunders d: Bob Spiers

    NOTE: This episode was never produced. The script was published in the book The Comic Strip Presents. The script lists Bob Spiers as the director. Didn't You Kill My Mother-in-Law? lists Sandy Johnson, and is the source of the a.k.a. title.

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    2nd Series 1983

  7. "Five Go Mad on Mescalin"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Dick ], Dawn French [ George ], Peter Richardson [ Julian ], Jennifer Saunders [ Anne ], Ronald Allen [ Uncle Quentin ], Robbie Coltrane [ Mother ], Candy Davis [ Janie ], Daniel Peacock [ Toby ], Nosher Powell [ Mr Knuckles ], Fiona Richmond [ Mrs French ], Kerry Shale [ Willy ], Ron Tarr [ Red ], Harry Towb [ Buzz ]

    Child adventurers Julian, Dick, George, Anne, and their dog Timmy return to the countryside for the holidays, only to learn that Uncle Quentin, the well known scientist and homosexual, has escaped from prison. The children set out to unlock the mysteries of Love Island.

    b: 2 Nov 83 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers

    NOTE: This is a sequel to episode #1.
  8. "Dirty Movie"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Chief of Police ], Rik Mayall [ Toadstool ], Adrian Edmondson [ Bean ], Dawn French [ Monica ], Jennifer Saunders [ June ], Bert Parnaby [ Man ], Nigel Planer [ Nigel ], Peter Richardson [ Peter ]

    A theater owner waits for the mail to deliver his dirty movie.

    b: 7 Jan 84 w: Adrian Edmondson & Rik Mayall d: Sandy Johnson
  9. "Susie"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Gerald ], Adrian Edmondson [ Martin ], Dawn French [ Susie ], Alan Pellay [ Ray ], Nigel Planer [ Dave ], Peter Richardson [ Gary ], Jennifer Saunders [ Lorna ], Serena Evans [ Landlady ], Michael Buchanan [ Kenny ]

    A lascivious schoolteacher has grown hopelessly bored with her bland small-town existence. Her world takes a sudden turn, however, when a wealthy, impetuous pop star moves to town to get a taste of country life. Suddenly, she must choose between her tedious but adoring husband, her indifferent but steady lover, and this intriguing, unpredictable new man in her life.

    b: 14 Jan 84 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers
  10. "A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques"
    gs: Keith Allen [ Mr Bastardos ], Adrian Edmondson [ Billy ], Dawn French [ Jackie ], Rik Mayall [ Carlos ], Danny Peacock [ Barman ], Nigel Planer [ Paul ], Peter Richardson [ Miguel ], Jennifer Saunders [ Shona ], Christopher Malcolm [ Unknown ]

    Carlos and Miguel are Englishmen obsessed with the mystique of the Old West-- would-be gunmen ever in search of a brawl. Traveling the countryside by public rail on a fantasy holiday, in costumes straight out of a Spaghetti Western, they hook up with spunky Australian tourists, a hippie hitchhiker, and a mass-murderer who works in an abattoir but dresses as a matador.

    b: 21 Jan 84 w: Peter Richardson and Pete Richens & Rik Mayall d: Bob Spiers

    NOTE: The title alludes to the Clint Eastwood film A Fistful of Dollars, and the story hints at Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  11. "Gino: Full Story and Pics"
    gs: Keith Allen [ Gino ], Robbie Coltrane [ Max ], Adrian Edmondson [ Gordon / Bill ], Dawn French [ Fiona / Frances ], Rik Mayall [ Tim ], Danny Peacock [ Postman ], Peter Richardson [ Milk Policeman ], Jennifer Saunders [ Angie ], Arnold Brown [ Shopkeeper ], Neil Cunningham [ Dave Hollihand ], Serena Gordon [ Carol ], Alan Pellay [ Himself ], Lionel Jeffries [ Unknown ]

    A small-time thief on the run from the law is pursued by over-zealous police officers masquerading as milkmen and postmen, framed for murder by a homicidal housewife, and built up by the media to sound like an infamous criminal mastermind. Every step he takes carries him further into a life of crime, and it looks like there's no way out for Gino, but when he teams up with a gutsy typist on the run from her own unfulfilling life, the two of them may find a way to turn the media attention to their advantage.

    b: 28 Jan 84 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Bob Spiers
  12. "Eddie Monsoon, a Life"
    gs: Tony Bilbow [ Himself ], Adrian Edmondson [ Eddie Monsoon ], Dawn French [ Veronica ], Peter Richardson [ Tiny Townsend ], Jennifer Saunders [ Doreen ], Michael White [ Himself ], Peter Woods [ Interviewer ]

    Relentless alcoholic, drug addict, and fame-obsessed TV personality Eddie Monsoon is the subject of a Channel 4 expose that looks back over his life and loves, while he lies bedridden in a rehab hospital.

    b: 4 Feb 84 w: Adrian Edmondson d: Sandy Johnson
  13. "Slags"
    gs: Mark Arden [ Hula ], Lee Cornes [ Arch Crippledick ], Steve Dixon [ Boy Madness ], Adrian Edmondson [ Ace ], Mark Elliot [ Hawaian ], Serena Evans [ Slammer ], Dawn French [ Passion ], Steve Frost [ Bula ], Anthony Head [ Ricki ], Maureen O'Farrell [ Warden ], Nigel Planer [ Marlon ], Alice Richardson [ Baby ], Peter Richardson [ Squealer ], Jennifer Saunders [ Little Sister ], Peter Silverleaf [ Hawaiian ], Dudley Sutton [ Marlon's Father ], Amanda Symonds [ Pearl ], Emma Thompson [ Young Woman ], Faith Tingle [ Warden ], Vic Armstrong [ Stuntman ]

    Feared street leaders Passion and Little Sister are released from prison, whereupon they learn that their gang the Slags has disbanded during their incarceration, having been driven out of its territory by rival gang The Hawaiians. Bent on revenge, they reunite the Slags for a rumble with The Hawaiians to reclaim their turf. This grim tale set in a bizarre, apocalyptic world is West Side Story with a gruesome twist.

    b: 11 Feb 84 w: Jennifer Saunders d: Sandy Johnson
  14. "The Bullshitters: Roll out the Gunbarrel" (40 min)
    gs: Keith Allen [ Bonehead ], Peter Richardson [ Foyle ], Robbie Coltrane [ Commander Jackson ], Alana Pellay [ Herself ], Jimmy Fagg [ Himself ], Fiona Hendley [ Janie ], Al Matthews [ Admiral ], George Khan [ Thompson ], Kevin Allen [ Chuck ], Gary Martin [ Stig ], John Sarbutt [ Dean ], David Farrington [ Troy ], Anthony Sharpe [ Father ], Patience Tomlinson [ Daughter ], Esther Freud [ Girl Backstage ], Michael White [ Himself ], Julian Firth [ RADA Student ], Malcolm Hardee [ Builder ], Suzanne Jerome [ Knobs Receptionist ], Elvis Costello [ Stone Deaf A&R Man ]

    Bonehead and Foyle reunite to find the police chief's kidnapped daughter.

    b: 3 Nov 84 w: Peter Richardson & Keith Allen d: Stephen Frears

    NOTE: this episode does not have the Comic Strip title sequence.

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    Feature Film 1985

    "The Supergrass" (103 min)
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Dennis Carter ], Jennifer Saunders [ Lesley ], Peter Richardson [ Harvey Duncan ], Robbie Coltrane [ Troy ], Nigel Planer [ Gunter ], Keith Allen [ Wong ], Dawn French [ Andrea ], Daniel Peacock [ Jim Jarvis ], Ronald Allen [ Commander Robertson ], Alexei Sayle [ Motorbike Cop ], Michael Elphick [ Collins ], Patrick Durkin [ Franks ], Marika Riviera [ Landlady ], Rita Treisman [ Mrs Carter ], Lana Pellay [ Mary ], Neil Cunningham [ Waiter ], David Beard [ Disc Jockey ], Kevin Allen [ Shop Assistant ]

    In an effort to impress the girl of his dreams, compulsive liar Dennis Carter contrives a far-fetched story, professing his involvement in an international drug ring. When the police take his claims seriously, he finds there are considerable benefits to the pampered life of a supergrass.

    b: __ Nov 85 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

    Check out the entry in the Internet Movie Database.

    The UK version of this video is 103 minutes while the US version is only 96 minutes. Of the seven minutes cut, one noticeable part is the removal of the thread where the phone box is checked for secret codes. A couple of more minor scenes were also cut, but mostly just the odd line here or there.


    3rd Series 1986

  15. "Consuela, or, The New Mrs Saunders"
    gs: Dawn French [ Consuela ], Jennifer Saunders [ Jessica ], Adrian Edmondson [ John ], Peter Richardson [ Julio ], Rik Mayall [ Richard ], Linda Spriggs [ Mother ], Helen Atkinson-Wood [ Miranda ], Serena Evans [ Bumble ], Robin Lermitte [ Tom ], Rupert Vansittart [ Jeremy ], Mollie Maureen [ Mrs Tattle ], Harriet Thorpe [ Jane ], Lyn Rees [ Local 1 ], Rodney Lovick [ Local 2 ]

    In this parody of Rebecca a young bride arrives at her husband's vast estate to find that she is left to fend for herself, at the mercy of a mysterious and sinister Spanish maid who she suspects does not have her best interests at heart.

    b: 1 Jan 86 w: Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders d: Stephen Frears
  16. "Private Enterprise"
    gs: Peter Richardson [ Keith ], Adrian Edmondson [ Brian ], Nigel Planer [ Derek ], Jennifer Saunders [ Debbie ], Dawn French [ Nayler ], Rik Mayall [ Ali Kitson ], Chris Langham [ Nigel ], Lionel Jeffries [ Barman ], Roger Sloman [ Mr Pinder ], Serena Evans [ Louise ], Malcolm Hardee [ Man at Delivery Bay ], Paul Bradley [ Jerry ], Simon Brint [ Des ], Rowland Rivron [ Roger ], Bob Kingston [ Himself ], Gary Long [ Hopeful ], Keith Allen [ Hopeful ]

    When a toilet paper delivery van driver and small-time con man chances upon a demo tape by a defunct no-name band, he decides to pass himself off as a rock musician, in his most enterprising money-making scheme yet.

    b: 2 Jan 86 w: Adrian Edmondson d: Adrian Edmondson

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    Feature Film 1987

    "Eat the Rich" (83 min)
    gs: Ronald Allen [ Commander Fortune ], Kevin Allen [ Waiter 1 ], David Beard [ General Karpov ], Rowena Bently [ Indecisive Girlfriend ], Angie Bowie [ Henry's Wife ], Simon Brint [ Dickie ], Rene Bruchet [ Janet ], Lez Bubb [ Waiter ], Kathy Burke [ Kathy ], Robert Carwithen [ Robert ], Katrin Cartlidge [ Katrin ], Cayenne [ Latin American Band ], Sean Chapman [ Mark ], Robbie Coltrane [ Jeremy ], Miles Copeland [ Derek ], Hugh Cornwell [ Edgeley ], Neil Cunningham [ TV Reporter ], Robert Davis [ Waiter ], Neil Dickson [ Gerry ], Sandra Dorne [ Sandra ], Simon Drake [ Waiter ], Adrian Edmondson [ Charles ], Jimmy Fagg [ Jimmy ], Norman Fisher [ Footman / Equerry ], Bob Flagg [ Indecisive Customer ], Peter Fontaine [ Banquet Man ], Dawn French [ Debbie Draws ], Fran Fullenwider [ Queen ], Adrian Funnell [ Waiter ], Joanne Good [ Jaqueline ], Cathryn Harrison [ Joanne ], Jools Holland [ Sun Reporter ], Lemmy [ Spider ], Debbie Lindon [ Layla ], Sue Lloyd [ Val ], Paul McCartney [ Banquet Guest ], Shane MacGowan [ Terrorist ], Christopher Malcolm [ Steinbeck ], Rik Mayall [ Micky ], Frank Murray [ Terrorist ], Derren Nesbitt [ Manager ], Daniel Peacock [ Terence ], Lanah Pellay [ Alex ], Nigel Planer [ DHSS Manager ], Nosher Powell [ Nosher ], Avril Rankin [ Avril ], Miranda Richardson [ DHSS Blonde ], Peter Richardson [ Henry ], Pete Richens [ Café Owner ], Fiona Richmond [ Fiona ], Marika Rivera [ Marika ], Rowland Rivron [ Star Reporter ], Tricia Ronane [ Tricia ], Peter Rosengard [ Israeli Ambassador ], Jennifer Saunders [ Lady Caroline ], Barney Sharp [ Barney ], Sandie Shaw [ Edgeley's Girlfriend ], Spider Stacey [ Band Member ], Koo Stark [ Hazel ], Jonathan Stratt [ Policeman ], Ron Tarr [ Ron ], Tim Van Rellim [ Police Inspector ], Rupert Vansittart [ Rupert ], Steve Walsh [ Record Executive ], John Wilson [ Waiter ], Bill Wyman [ Toilet Victim ], Terence Wood [ Terrorist ], Eddie Yeoh [ Mr Chow ]

    Fed up with oppression and exploitation at the hands of upper class society, disgruntled waiter Alex gathers a small band of Sherwoodian outlaws to stage a revolution against the rich. Together, they lay siege on an elite-eating establishment, dishing out revenge with a creme sauce when they begin serving up the most sought after cuisine in the nation. Standing between them and their vision of a new Britain is the brutish new Home Secretary Nosher Powell.

    b: __ Nov 87 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

    NOTE: This episode was released to British theaters and was not shown on TV. It does not have the Comic Strip title sequence. Peter Rosengard is one of the co-author's of Didn't You Kill My Mother-in-Law?, the definitive work on 1980s British alternative comedy. He was also the founder of London's Comedy Store. Shane MacGowan is miscredited as Shane McGowan.

    Check out the entry in the Internet Movie Database.


    4th Series 1988

  17. "The Strike" (59 min)
    gs: Peter Richardson [ Pacino ], Jennifer Saunders [ Meryl ], Alexei Sayle [ Paul ], Dawn French [ Verity / Old Lady / Celebrity ], Nigel Planer [ Bernard / Old Man / Camp Actor 1 ], Robbie Coltrane [ Goldie / Dutch Celebrity ], Adrian Edmondson [ Adrian / Slim / Policeman ], Keith Allen [ Film Executive / Camp Actor 2 / Architect / Celebrity ], Rik Mayall [ Speaker / Hunchback ], Ronald Allen [ Prime Minister ], Kevin Allen [ Workman / Film Crew Member / TV Interviewer / Waiter / Hotel Manager / 3rd Man / Cinemagoer ], Katrina Mansoor [ Tammy ], Derren Nesbitt [ Chauffeur / McGregor ], Steven O'Donnell [ Gerry / 2nd Man / Picketer ], Daniel Peacock [ Workman 1 ], Pete Richens [ Workman 2 ]

    Al Pacino (Peter Richardson) and Meryl Streep (Jennifer Saunders) star as Arthur Scargill and his wife in an overly-dramatized Hollywood epic about the 1984 miners' strike.

    b: 20 Feb 88 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens

    NOTE: This episode won the Golden Rose and Press Award at the Montreux Festival.
  18. "More Bad News"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Vim Fuego ], Rik Mayall [ Colin Grigson ], Nigel Planer [ Den Dennis ], Peter Richardson [ Spider Webb ], Jennifer Saunders [ Sally ], Dawn French [ Rachel ], Judy Hawkins [ Spider's Wife ], Tommy Vance [ Concert Compere ], Steve Walsh [ Concert Organiser ], Anne Cunningham [ Colin's Mum ], Gerard Kelly [ Promo Director ], Anthony Head [ Recording Studio Engineer ], Jonathan Stratt [ Heavy ], Yusuf Khan [ Waiter ], Jonathan Caplan [ Virgin Megastore Shop Assistant ], Gordon Kane [ Assistant in Chart Shop ], Susy Anne Watkins [ Sexy Girl in Promo ]

    Five years after their far-from-amicable break-up, the members of heavy metal band Bad News reunite when they are offered a record deal and a chance to play the festival at Castle Donington.

    b: 27 Feb 88 w: Adrian Edmondson d: Adrian Edmondson

    NOTE: This is a sequel to episode #4.
  19. "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door"
    gs: Rik Mayall [ Dreamytime Escort ], Adrian Edmondson [ Dreamytime Escort ], Peter Cook [ Mr Jolly ], Peter Richardson [ Mr Lovebucket ], Nicholas Parsons [ Himself ], Jennifer Saunders [ Monica ], Danw French [ Mrs Cooper ], Michael Cule [ Mr Cooper ], Basil Ho Yen [ Mr Yakimoto ], Thomas Wheatley [ Heimi Henderson ], Gordon Kane [ Reg ], Gerard Kelly [ Hilary ], Granville Saxton [ Ron ], Basil Otoin [ Norman ], Philip Locke [ Sir Larry ], Ian Bartholomew [ Policeman ], Tommy Windward [ German Businessman ], Harriet Thorpe [ Brenda ]

    Two boozers who run the Dreamytime Escort agency are in for the night of their lives when they accept a job to "take out" popular TV entertainer Nicholas Parsons.

    b: 5 Mar 88 w: Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall & Roland Rivron d: Stephen Frears
  20. "The Yob" (55 min)
    gs: Keith Allen [ Patrick ], Antonio [ Handsome Man ], Dave Atkins [ Charlie ], Debbie Benson [ Victoria ], Derrick Bianche [ Chris Bell ], Betsy Brantley [ Vanessa ], Harry Burton [ The Editor ], Warren Clarke [ Nigel ], Tania Coleridge [ Simone ], Winston Dennis [ Bouncer ], Karen Drury [ Debs ], Adrian Edmondson [ Michael ], Mark Elliott [ Corky ], Rupert Farley [ Mad Mickey ], Julian Firth [ Leonard ], Malcolm Hardee [ Ticket Collector ], Steward Harwood [ Yob 2 ], Linda Henry [ Jackie ], Kwzbena Manso [ Jermone ], Timothy Milsom [ Student ], Gary Olsen [ Gary Olsen ], Steven O'Donnell [ Rollon ], Pat O'Toole [ Trish ], Peter Richardson [ Dave ], Richard Ridings [ Yob 1 ], Sophie Thursfield [ Katy ], Glen Walford [ Mrs Kendel ], Lia Williams [ Lucy ]

    A trendy music video director has his brain crossed with that of a football hooligan in a freak accident resulting when he mistakes a cerebral teleportational machine for a portable toilet. He begins a slow and painful transition from artsy high-fashion connoisseur to violent Neanderthal thug, finding himself physically incapable of suppressing his newfound urges to drink lager and vandalize public lavatories. This episode pays tribute to David Cronenberg's film classic The Fly.

    b: 12 Mar 88 w: Keith Allen & Daniel Peacock d: Ian Emes
  21. "Didn't You Kill My Brother?" (55 min)
    gs: Alexei Sayle [ Carl / Sterling Moss ], Beryl Reid [ Mrs Moss ], Pauline Melville [ Pauline Sneak ], Peter Richardson [ Mr Chipstick ], Benjamin Zephaniah [ Rufus ], Zoe Nathenson [ Anita ], Graham Crowden [ Unknown ], Dexter Fletcher [ Lennox ], Laura Hill [ Laura ], Nigel Louis-Marie [ Ashley ], James Hickling [ Chong's Son ], Mmoloki Chrystie [ Kid ], Brian Croucher [ Dave ], David Beames [ Alistair ], Richard Cordery [ Newsreader ], Eddie Yeoh [ Mr Chong ], Tom Lock [ Ron ], Richard Sampson [ Mickey ], Janet Palmer [ Dominica ], Danny Cunningham [ Youth in Chinese Restaurant ], Bonny Brigg [ Dancer ], Leslie Guinn [ Dancer ], Jack Gallowy [ Party Guest ], Mark Wing-Davey [ Party Guest ], Robert Pereno [ Party Guest ], Jack Ellis [ Party Guest ], Danny Webb [ Party Guest ], Ben Aris [ Party Guest ], John Quarmby [ Party Guest ]

    Carl Moss, a convicted murder, is released early from prison and is confronted by his brother who framed him.

    b: 19 Mar 88 w: Alexei Sayle and Pauline Melville & David Stafford d: Bob Spiers
  22. "Funseekers" (50 min)
    gs: Keith Allen [ Kevin ], Kevin Allen [ Keith ], Kathy Burke [ Charlotte ], Katrin Cartlidge [ Maria ], Elaine Collins [ Scots Girl ], Liz Crowther [ April ], Mark Elliot [ Jamie ], Sharon Maiden [ Sharon ], Steven O'Donnell [ Geordie ], Lola Peno [ Maid ], Nigel Planer [ Tony ], Peter Richardson [ Pete ], Douglas Tantallon [ Sexy Spaniard ], Michelle Winstanley [ Michelle ]

    A social loser goes to a sleazy holiday resort in Spain for under-30s.

    b: 26 Mar 88 w: Doug Lucie & Nigel Planer d: Baz Taylor

    NOTE: Kathy Burke is miscredited as Cathy Burke.

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    5th Series 1990 BBC-2

  23. "South Atlantic Raiders (1)"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Max ], Adrian Edmondson [ Billy ], Dawn French [ Frances / Mrs Shines ], Nigel Planer [ Stan ], Peter Richardson [ Rollo ], Jennifer Saunders [ Cathy ], Kathy Burke [ Mary ], Lenny Henry [ Warder ], Malcolm Hardee [ Policeman ], Eric Kent [ Sergeant ], William Lawford [ British Aerotec Officer ], Steve O'Donnell [ Under Manager ], Jonathan Stratt [ Constable ], Ron Tarr [ Ron ]

    A security service driver for a British bank meets and falls in love over the radio with a woman stranded on a bird watching expedition in the South Atlantic. When he is tricked into thinking the Falklands are under attack by an enemy army, he takes drastic measures to finance a rescue mission to save his new girlfriend.

    b: 1 Feb 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  24. "South Atlantic Raiders (2): Argie Bargie!"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Max ], Adrian Edmondson [ Billy ], Dawn French [ Frances ], Nigel Planer [ Stan ], Peter Richardson [ Rollo ], Jennifer Saunders [ Cathy ], Kathy Burke [ Mary ], Derren Nesbitt [ Galtieri ], Ronald Allen [ Captain Philips ], Lemmy [ Rico ], Kevin Allen [ Frenchman ], Jeff Beck [ Himself ], Llew Gardner [ Commentator ], Jimmy Fagg [ Soldier ], Pete Richens [ Soldier ]

    Having robbed a bank and hijacked a plane to travel to the South Atlantic to protect Frances, the woman he loves, Stan finds himself at the mercy of Argentinian soldiers plotting to recapture the Falkland Islands.

    b: 8 Feb 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  25. "GLC: the Carnage Continues ..."
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Ken ], Dawn French [ Joan ], Jennifer Saunders [ Ice Maiden ], Adrian Edmondson [ Billy / Prince / Giles Cricket Bat Portland ], Lesley Phillips [ Sir Horace Cutler ], Peter Richardson [ Tony Benn ], Rik Mayall [ Lord Mayor ], Nigel Planer [ TV Presenter ], Keith Allen [ Gay Councillor / 1st Beefeater ], Kevin Allen [ Nick / London Transport Man / 2nd Soldier / 3rd Workman ], Gary Beadle [ Sly ], Jimmy Fagg [ Soldier / 2nd Workman ], Malcolm Hardee [ 2nd Beefeater ], Phil Kaufman [ Scargill ], Derren Nesbitt [ Aide / Kinnock ], Steven O'Donnell [ Crazy James Fairchild / Roy ], Nosher Powell [ McGahey ], Pete Richens [ Harry / Councillor ], Ron Tarr [ Pierrepoint / Hoffer ]

    Charles Bronson (Robbie Coltrane) stars in a big-budget Hollywood film as Ken Livingstone, a man of the people and elected leader of the GLC. After successfully preventing the Tories from flooding South London to turn it into a yacht club, Livingstone makes it his one-man mission to stop "The Ice Maiden" Margaret Thatcher from beheading the Prince of Wales and taking over the kingdom.

    b: 15 Feb 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  26. "Oxford"
    gs: Jennifer Saunders [ Hannah ], Dawn French [ Caroline ], Lenny Henry [ Steve Wild ], Ronald Allen [ Professor Roland Breeze ], Leslie Phillips [ Dean ], Nigel Planer [ Steve's Manager / 1st MI5 Man ], Adrian Edmondson [ 2nd MI5 Man / Fan ], Peter Richardson [ Phil ], Pete Richens [ 3rd MI5 Man / Don ], Graham Crowden [ Professor Temple ], Ronald Frasier [ Geoffrey ], Jimmy Fagg [ Don ], Norman Matson [ Don ]

    Hannah is a street-wise American woman with a passion for Lord Byron's poetry who is prepared to do anything it takes to get into a course at Oxford, and she means anything. Also eager to study Byron is Caroline, the quiet-natured girlfriend of narcissistic mega-star comedian Steve "Zoo Zoo Zoo Off Come My Pants" Wild. When he disapproves of her aspirations, Caroline must go behind her boyfriend's back to take the course, unaware that she's not the only one doing the deceiving.

    b: 22 Feb 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  27. "Spaghetti Hoops"
    gs: Nigel Planer [ Aldo Vini ], Alexei Sayle [ Mog ], Tim McInnerny [ Mig ], Dawn French [ Francesca ], Jennifer Saunders [ Maria ], Peter Richardson [ Waiter / Shopkeeper ], Keith Allen [ Mason / Gondolier ], Steve O'Donnell [ Bertoli ], Nosher Powell [ Corelli ], Jimmy Fagg [ Newsvendor ], Stephanie Ansell [ Ladykiller ]

    Bank chairman Aldo Vini, who is suspected of embezzling 200 million dollars from his bank in Rome, is pursued across Europe by incompetent assassins.

    b: 1 Mar 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

    NOTE: This episode was filmed in black and white.
  28. "Les Dogs"
    gs: Kate Bush [ Bride ], Danny Peacock [ Bridegroom ], Adrian Edmondson [ Bestman ], Miranda Richardson [ Bride's Mother ], Alexei Sayle [ Bride's Father ], Julie T. Wallace [ Groom's Mother ], Tim McInnerny [ Groom's Father ], Peter Richardson [ Victor ], Gary Beadle [ Waiter ], George Kahn [ Head Waiter ], Steven O'Donnell [ Danny ], Christopher Malcolm [ Brother-in-Law ], Jimmy Fagg [ Groom's Uncle ], Kevin Allen [ Les Dogs Leader ], Keith Allen [ Green Leader ], Angela Fitzpatrick [ Bridesmaid ], Claire Collins [ Bridesmaid ]

    A wedding between feuding upper-class families turns into an all-out war zone. In the midst of the chaos and bloodshed, the wedding photographer becomes enraptured by the bride's beatific beauty, and the story drifts into the surreal realm of his imagination, where the lines between fantasy, dream, and reality become hopelessly blurred.

    b: 8 Mar 90 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

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    Feature Film 1991

    "The Pope Must Die" (88 min)
    gs: Alex Rocco [ Cardinal Rocco ], Adrian Edmondson [ Father Rookie ], Paul Bartel [ Monsignor Fitchie ], Damir Mejovsek [ Drunk Cardinal ], Bozidar Smiljanic [ Cardinal Spott ], Salvatore Cascio [ Paulo ], Robbie Coltrane [ The Pope ], Annette Crosbie [ Mother Superior ], Marc Smith [ US News Reporter ], Peter Richardson [ Bish ], Dani Segina [ Old Cardinal ], William Hootkins [ Cardinal Verucci ], Niall Buggy [ BBC Reporter ], Robert Stephens (I) [ Carmelengo ], Herbert Lom [ Vittorio Corelli ], Janez Vajevec [ Father Albini ], Tibor Belitza [ Priest in Secretariat ], Alice Richardson [ Maria ], Ernest Clarke (I) [ Abbot ], Jeff Beck (I) [ Postman ], Branko Blace [ General ], David Boyce [ Malvini ], Demeter Bitenc [ Raggio ], Petar Buntic [ Motorcade Cop ], Steve O'Donnell [ Rico ], John Sessions [ Dino ], Khedija Sassi [ Luccia Corelli ], Ivac Zadro [ Father Cuddles ], Mirella D'Angelo [ Chocolate Spaghetti Mom ], Mirta Zeceric [ Beautiful Nun ], Vida Jerman [ Glamorous Party Guest ], Balthazar Getty [ Joe Don Dante ], Boris Mirkovic [ Joe's Band ], Mario Mirkovic [ Joe's Band ], Kristijan Ugrina [ Joe's Band ], Mark Caven [ Father Franco ], Natasa Maricic [ 1st Journalist ], Nada Gacesic [ 2nd Journalist ], Mladen Vasary [ 3rd Journalist ], Damir Saban [ Carlo Felici ], Beverly D'Angelo [ Veronica Dante ], Mirjana Smolic [ Hospital Receptionist ], Ralph Brown (I) [ Doctor ], Peda Petrovic [ Taxi Driver ], Jasna Palic [ Young Nurse ], Campbell Morrison [ Big Security Guard ], Ivan Joncic [ 2nd Cashier ], Tom Stojkovic [ Sweaty Man in Bank ], Boris Svrtan [ Young Security Guard ], Sreten Mokrovic [ Bank Manager's Assistant ], Marno Breskovic [ Restaurant Owner ], Matko Raguz [ Newspaper Vendor ], Relja Basic [ Alberto ], Semka Sokolovic [ Cashier ], Darko Janez [ Swiss Guard ], Ranko Zidaric [ Father Santini ]

    The Pope's death leaves Rome with a very large seat to fill and no one seemingly worthy of the appointment. When Cardinal Rocco spreads the word about the impossibly pious Cardinal Albini, this mysterious candidate is elected sight-unseen. However, a name mix-up results in the wrong man being sent for, and humble Priest Albinizi, a former garage mechanic and aspiring rocker, finds himself whisked from the dole to the Vatican to be crowned Pope. With the help of the street-wise Bish, a former road manager for the Sex Pistols, the new Pope soon uncovers a long trail of corruption and suspicious dealings surrounding the Church's finances, including a history of business relations with homicidal arms dealer Vittorio Corelli, who is plotting to usurp the papacy and rule Rome with a strong hand and a healthy arms trade. But when Corelli has Albinizi's son murdered, he has more than just the wrath of God to worry about, he has a pissed-off Pope on his trail.

    b: __ ___ 91 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

    NOTE: The movie was retitled The Pope Must Diet in the US to avoid offending Catholics. It was also not billed as a Comic Strip Presents... film.

    Check out the entry in the Internet Movie Database.


    6th Series 1992

  29. "Red Nose of Courage" (50 min)
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ John Major / Coco the Clown ], Dawn French [ Glynis Kinnock ], Alexei Sayle [ Dad ], Sue Lloyd Allen [ Mum ], Robbie Coltrane [ Speaker ], Rik Mayall [ James Huntington ], Doon Mackichan [ Barbara ], Jennifer Saunders [ Margaret Thatcher ], Peter Richardson [ Defence Minister ], Nigel Planer [ Home Secretary ], Keith Allen [ Foreign Secretary ], Mark Caven [ Tory Aide ], Phil Cornwell [ MP with Dog ], Robbie Carwithen [ MP for St Albans ], Jeff Beck [ Musical MP ], Barney Sharpe [ Tory MP ], Thomas Arklie [ Advisor ], Grant Eagle [ Advisor ], Mitch Mitchelson [ Mickey Major ], Julian Howath [ Peno ], Nosher Powell [ John's Minder ], Tony Jays [ John's Driver ], Thomas Henry [ Archie ], Pino Leone [ Maitre d' ]

    John Major rises above his humble beginnings as a mediocre clown in a circus family when he sets out to pursue his dream of becoming a Tory bureaucrat and forges a career in the political circus. Torn between two worlds, his life becomes a balancing act.

    b: 9 Apr 92 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  30. "The Crying Game"
    gs: Keith Allen [ Roy Brush ], Peter Richardson [ Kevin ], Antony Sher [ Scum Editor ], Chris Hargreaves [ Leslie ], Nigel Planer [ Club Chairman / Waiter ], Paul Moriaty [ Club Manager ], Simon McBurney [ Mick ], Sarah Stockbridge [ Janet ], Robbie Carwithen [ Terry ], Phil Cornwell [ Jimmy / Twizzle Wiggy ], William Armstrong [ Sports Presenter ], Sandra Voe [ Roy's Mother ], Martha Ross [ Leslie's Mother ], Mark Caven [ Dicky Wibbly ], Andre Bernard [ Hairdresser ], David Cardy [ Trevor Moutlon ], Gary Beadle [ Wazza ], Jimmy Fagg [ Lift Man ], Malcolm Hardee [ Meat Trade Spokesman ], Neville Watson [ Punter in Hotel ], Gavin Watson [ Punter in Hotel ], Tom Armstrong [ Barman ], Doon Mackichan [ Nurse ], Nicole Fitzpatrick [ 2nd Nurse ], Fergus McClarnon [ Doctor ], Glen Colson [ Ambulance Man ], Jonathan Statt [ Doorman ], Russel Bell [ Recording Engineer ], Mark Franklyn [ DJ ], Jonothan Pierece [ Commentary ]

    All Roy Brush wants is to be the greatest football player in the world. When he rises to national hero status after saving a young man from drowning and secures a European Cup Final trophy for England, it seems the sky's the limit to the fame he can achieve. But one painful secret-- and one astute newspaper reporter from The Scum-- stand between him and his goal.

    b: 5 May 92 w: Keith Allen & Peter Richardson d: Keith Allen & Peter Richardson

    NOTE: Malcolm Hardee is miscredited as Malcolm Hardie.

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    Christmas Special 1992

  31. "Wild Turkey"
    gs: Ruby Wax [ Sue ], Paul Bartel [ Jim ], Phil Cornwell [ Turkey ], Jennifer Saunders [ Neighbour ], Mike McShane [ Bernard Matthews ], Peter Richardson [ Jed ], Gary Beadle [ Bill ]

    A turkey that's about to become Christmas dinner takes hostages.

    b: 24 Dec 92 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

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    7th Series 1993

  32. "Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"
    gs: Keith Allen [ Bonehead / Gourmet Detective ], Peter Richardson [ Foyle / Jason Bentley ], Jim Broadbent [ George ], Phil Cornwell [ Dave Spanker ], Jim Carter [ Commander ], Gary Beadle [ Ronnie ], John Forgeham [ Sergeant ], Sara Stockbridge [ Sonia ], Virgina Fiol [ Mandy ], Michael White [ TV Executive ], Howie Nicol [ TV Director ], Mark Caven [ TV Producer ], George Yiasoumi [ Writer ], Doon Mackichan [ Journalist ], Emma Bernard [ Journalist ], Jimmy Fagg [ East End Drinker / Landlord ]

    In a sequel to The Bullshitters, Bonehead and Foyle are called in to solve a 70s-style murder. Unfortunately, so are 70s detectives Shouting George of The Weeney and Jason Bentley of Department Z, and 90s Northern detective Dave Spanker.

    b: 22 Apr 93 w: Keith Allen & Peter Richardson d: Keith Allen & Peter Richardson
  33. "Space Virgins from Planet Sex"
    gs: Sara Stockbridge [ Shaaron ], Jennifer Saunders [ Needle ], Dawn French [ Gaynor ], Robbie Coltrane [ Zarran /"N" ], Peter Richardson [ James Blonde ], Keith Allen [ Martin Aimless ], Miranda Richardson [ Miss Straughheim ], Adrian Edmondson [ "K" / Air Traffic Controller ], Kevin Allen [ Kevin ], Gary Beadle [ Gary ], George Yiasoumi [ Darren ], Mark Caven [ Colonel ], Darren Nesbitt [ Prime Minister ], Phil Cornwell [ Professor / Jerry the Driver ], Doon Mackichan [ Daisy / Zapping Space Rat ], Kirkland Laing [ Harry the Boxer ], Jimmy Fagg [ Nappy Larry Driver ], Martha Ross [ Maggie the Cleaner ], Robbie Carwithen [ John (Air Traffic) ], Gina Briont [ Space Rat ], Christine Chan [ Space Rat ], Jamunna Charles [ Space Rat ], Catherine George [ Space Rat ], Sarah Jardine Jordan [ Space Rat ], Debbie Mills [ Space Rat ], Alison Wilcox [ Space Rat ]

    Beautiful space aliens on a mission to repopulate their planet use their feminine wiles to capture healthy, intelligent specimens of Earthmen as sex slaves. It's up to decidedly non-feminist secret agent James Blond to shut down the Space Rats' baby factory and free Earth men from unspeakable sexual oppression.

    b: 29 Apr 93 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Keith Allen & Peter Richardson
  34. "Queen of the Wild Frontier"
    gs: Julie T. Wallace [ Fiona ], Josie Lawrence [ Susie ], Jack Docherty [ Mick ], Gary Beadle [ Gary ], Peter Richardson [ Rupert Wilson ], Lynsey Baxter [ Helen Wilson ], David Cardy [ Frank ], Jimmy Fagg [ Ken ], Pete Richens [ Driver ], Alexei Sayle [ Inspector ], David Beard [ Sergeant ], Bob Spiers [ Vicar ], Tony Beard [ Policeman ], Simon Brint [ Doctor ], Ernest Clark [ Voice of Father ]

    Two escaped convicts hide in a country house owned by two women.

    b: 6 May 93 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson
  35. "Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Gregory Dawson ], Doon Mackichan [ Lucille Bromley ], Keith Allen [ Ghengis ], Nigel Planer [ Governor Wilkins ], Hugh Quarshie [ Governor Wilkins ], Sara Stockbridge [ Helen ], Simon McBurney [ Madman ], Peter Richardson [ Coroner Madman's Brother ], Mark Caven [ Jed ], George Yiasoumi [ Harry ], Phil Cornwell [ Charlie ], Steve O'Donnell [ Max ], Charlotte Coleman [ Patsy ], Jeff Beck [ Brad ], Kate Robbins [ Nurse Larkin ], Christine Chan [ Johnson ], Pete Richens [ Pete ]

    In this none-too-subtle parody of the film The Silence of the Lambs, a rookie police cadet falls prey to the sexual allure of imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer Dr Ghengis; meanwhile, aspiring serial killer Gregory Dawson makes a video diary of his botched attempts to stalk and imprison a woman in his homemade torture chamber.

    b: 13 May 93 w: Peter Richardson & Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

    NOTE: Steve O'Donnell is miscredited as Steve O'Donnel.
  36. "Demonella"
    gs: Robbie Coltrane [ Arnold Silverstein ], Jennifer Saunders [ The Devil ], Miriam Margolyes [ Mother ], Sue Holland [ Mother ], Kwabena Manso [ Bernie ], Peter Richardson [ Ghengis Khan ], Nigel Planer [ Father ], Miranda Richardson [ Marie Antoinette ], Adrian Edmondson [ Sid Vicious ], Paul Bartel [ Oscar Wilde ], Barry Dennen [ Adolf Hitler ], Keith Allen [ French Maid ]

    A struggling music producer accepts a song from the Devil that is guaranteed to win him riches and fame. In exchange, he must obtain his mother's top-secret chicken soup recipe so the Devil can impress finicky dinner guests in Hell.

    b: 20 May 93 w: Paul Bartel & Barry Dennen d: Paul Bartel
  37. "Jealousy"
    gs: Peter Capaldi [ John ], Jennifer Saunders [ Jane Margory ], Miranda Richardson [ Stella Elsbeth ], Kevin Allen [ Raymond ], Peter Richardson [ Clive ], Robbie Coltrane [ Barrister ], Nigel Planer [ Transvestite ], Steve O'Donnell [ Celesting ], Kathy Burke [ Waitress ], Gary Beadle [ Handsome Man ], Steve Douglas [ Leslie ], Thomas Arklie [ Fantasy Man ], Tim Raynam [ Sophisticated Man ], Ben Stevens [ Sophisticated Man ], Patrick Doyle [ Singer at Piano ], Alan Thompson Jones [ Judge ], Carole Anne [ Neighbour's Wife ]

    A jealous husband is consumed to the point of madness with suspicions about his wife's extracurricular activities.

    b: 27 May 93 w: Robbie Coltrane & Morag Fullarton d: Robbie Coltrane

    NOTE: Steve O'Donnell is miscredited as Steve O'Donnel.

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    8th Series 1998

  38. "Four Men in a Car"
    gs: Adrian Edmondson [ Ian ], Rik Mayall [ Alan ], Peter Richardson [ Steve ], Nigel Planer [ Tim ], Jennifer Saunders [ Helen ], Dawn French [ Stella ]

    b: 12 Apr 98 w: Peter Richardson and Pete Richens d: Peter Richardson

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