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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Series 1, Episode 3 - Bad News Tour

A day on the road with the most controversial heavy metal band in the history of the universe, man.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th January 1983
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 11th March 2012 1:00am Gold
Friday 20th April 2012 12:20am Gold
Friday 20th April 2012 2:05am Gold
Sunday 26th August 2012 1:10am C4
Wednesday 29th August 2012 3:05am 4seven
Tuesday 30th October 2012 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 31st October 2012 2:05am Gold
Saturday 5th January 2013 2:05am Gold
Sunday 6th January 2013 12:00am Gold
Saturday 9th February 2013 2:30am Gold
Saturday 9th March 2013 11:05pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 1:30am Gold
Friday 9th August 2013 2:15am Gold
Thursday 12th September 2013 12:35am Gold
Friday 22nd November 2013 1:15am Gold
Saturday 28th June 2014 11:45pm Gold
Tuesday 13th January 2015 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 14th January 2015 2:00am Gold
Friday 24th April 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 25th April 2015 2:25am Gold
Thursday 27th August 2015 12:20am Gold
Thursday 27th August 2015 3:00am Gold
Friday 27th November 2015 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 5th January 2016 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 5th January 2016 3:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Adrian Edmondson Vim
Nigel Planer Den
Rik Mayall Colin
Peter Richardson Spider
Dawn French Tracy
Jennifer Saunders Sally
Serena Evans Cheryl
Bert Parnaby Neighbour
Neville Smith Manager
Judy Hawkins Girl Friend
Charu Bala Chokshi (as Chara Bala Choksi) Cashier
Writing team
Adrian Edmondson Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Andrew St. John Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Rob Wright Editor
Christopher Hobbs Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer
Adrian Edmondson Composer

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