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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.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Summer School

Dawn French's improbable exposé of a university course in Iron Age Living, with Robbie Coltrane and Peter Richardson.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st January 1983
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 8th February 2012 1:50am Gold
Saturday 21st April 2012 12:20am Gold
Saturday 21st April 2012 2:10am Gold
Thursday 7th June 2012 11:40pm Gold
Friday 8th June 2012 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 30th October 2012 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 10th January 2013 11:40pm Gold
Friday 11th January 2013 2:00am Gold
Sunday 10th February 2013 2:25am Gold
Saturday 13th April 2013 11:50pm Gold
Saturday 10th August 2013 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 18th September 2013 12:25am Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2013 1:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
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
Writing team
Dawn French Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Andrew St. John Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Rob Wright Editor
Adrian Smith Production Designer
Thomas Dolby Composer

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