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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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Beat Generation

A part-time hipster desperately wants to be part of the 'Beat' scene, but can he handle it?

Broadcast details

Monday 17th January 1983
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th March 2012 11:50pm Gold
Thursday 5th April 2012 12:50am Gold
Thursday 19th April 2012 12:20am Gold
Thursday 19th April 2012 2:05am Gold
Monday 29th October 2012 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th October 2012 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 9th January 2013 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 10th January 2013 2:00am Gold
Friday 8th February 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 14th April 2013 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 8th August 2013 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 10th September 2013 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 10th September 2013 2:30am Gold
Thursday 21st November 2013 1:15am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
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 The Girls
Kim Pappas The Girls
Keith Allen Brian Epstein
Colin Jacas Saxophone Player
Michael White Self
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
Bud Beadle Composer
James Lascelles Composer

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