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The Comic Strip Presents...

Gold and Channel 4 comedy drama. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Robbie Coltrane and others.

1986 Specials, Episode 1 - Consuela

A man brings his pretty new wife back to his ancestral home but she soon runs into trouble with the housekeeper, who seems to resent her.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 1st January 1986
Channel 4
45 minutes


  1. Thursday 5th January 2012 at 1:00am on Gold
  2. Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at 12:20am on Gold
  3. Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at 2:05am on Gold
  4. Friday 15th June 2012 at 11:40pm on Gold
  5. Saturday 16th June 2012 at 2:05am on Gold
  6. Sunday 21st October 2012 at 12:35am on Gold
  7. Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 2:05am on Gold
  8. Saturday 11th May 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  9. Sunday 12th May 2013 at 1:30am on Gold
  10. Thursday 22nd August 2013 at 2:15am on Gold
  11. Monday 7th October 2013 at 11:40pm on Gold
  12. Tuesday 8th October 2013 at 1:35am on Gold
  13. Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 1:15am on Gold
  14. Thursday 12th December 2013 at 12:20am on Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Dawn French Consuela
Jennifer Saunders Jessica
Adrian Edmondson John
Peter Richardson Julio
Rik Mayall Richard
Helen Atkinson-Wood Miranda
Serena Evans Bumble
Robin Lermitte Tom
Rupert Vansittart Jeremy
Mollie Maureen Mrs Tattle
Harriet Thorpe Jane (London)
Lyn Rees Local 1
Rodney Lovick Local 2
Writing team
Dawn French Writer
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Production team
Stephen Frears Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Elaine Taylor Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Geoff Hogg Editor
Fiona MacKenzie Editor
Michael Buchanan (as Mike Buchanan) Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer
Richard Geere Composer

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