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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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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th January 2012 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 2:05am Gold
Friday 15th June 2012 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 16th June 2012 2:05am Gold
Sunday 21st October 2012 12:35am Gold
Tuesday 19th February 2013 2:05am Gold
Saturday 11th May 2013 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 12th May 2013 1:30am Gold
Thursday 22nd August 2013 2:15am Gold
Monday 7th October 2013 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 8th October 2013 1:35am Gold
Wednesday 27th November 2013 1:15am Gold
Thursday 12th December 2013 12:20am 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 McCallum (as 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
Michael White Executive Producer
Elaine Taylor Producer
Geoff Hogg Editor
Fiona MacKenzie Editor
Simon Brint Composer
Michael Buchanan (as Mike Buchanan) Production Designer
Richard Geere Composer

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