The Comic Strip Presents.... Credit: Comic Strip Productions
The Comic Strip Presents...

The Comic Strip Presents...

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / BBC Two / Gold
  • 1982 - 2016
  • 41 episodes (5 series)

Periodic series of satires and spoofs that helped bring alternative comedy to the mainstream and forge a comedy reputation for then-new Channel 4. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and more.

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Five Go Mad In Dorset

Keith Allen, Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders from the Comic Strip have a ripping time on their summer hols.


A Filmworks / Comic Strip production.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd November 1982
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd January 2012 12:40am Gold
Sunday 18th March 2012 11:05pm Gold
Sunday 1st April 2012 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 17th April 2012 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 17th April 2012 2:05am Gold
Saturday 3rd November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 4th November 2012 1:40am Gold
Sunday 6th January 2013 12:40am Gold
Sunday 6th January 2013 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 6th February 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 11:05pm Gold
Tuesday 6th August 2013 2:10am Gold
Wednesday 4th September 2013 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 9th October 2013 12:55am Gold
Tuesday 10th February 2015 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 11th February 2015 2:00am Gold
Friday 17th April 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 18th April 2015 2:25am Gold
Friday 28th August 2015 12:20am Gold
Thursday 24th September 2015 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 5th January 2016 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 5th January 2016 3:00am Gold
Thursday 21st January 2016 12:10am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Adrian Edmondson Dick
Dawn French George
Peter Richardson Julian
Jennifer Saunders Anne
Daniel Peacock Toby Thurlow
Robbie Coltrane Gypsy
Robbie Coltrane Shopkeeper
Ronald Allen Uncle Quentin
Raymond Francis Police Inspector
Sandra Dorne Aunt Fanny
Nosher Powell Fingers
Ron Tarr Dirty Dick
Barney Sharpe Policeman
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Michael White Producer
Victoria Poushkine-Relf Producer
Michael Hall Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor

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