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Channel 4 and BBC Two and Gold comedy drama series of satires. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson and others.

1992 Specials, Episode 1 - Red Nose Of Courage

John Major, the son of a circus performer has no circus skills at all and so is forced into a lowly clowning position at his dad's circus. However he dreams of a career in politics and by stroke of good fortune finds himself as leader of the Tory party. But this is where his problems begin: Labour leader Glenys Kinnock falls in love with Major's evening alter ego Coco the Clown. Poor old Coco has to balance his love with the Labour leader with her emnity when he is, unbeknownst to her, John Major the Prime Minister.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th April 1992
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Jennifer Saunders Margaret Thatcher
Adrian Edmondson John Major
Adrian Edmondson Coco the Clown
Dawn French Glynis Kinnock
Alexei Sayle Dad
Sue Lloyd (as Sue Lloyd Allen) Mum
Robbie Coltrane Speaker
Rik Mayall James Huntingdon
Doon Mackichan Barbara
Peter Richardson Defence Minister
Nigel Planer Home Secretary
Keith Allen Foreign Secretary
Mark Caven Tory Aide
Phil Cornwell MP with Dog
Robbie Carwithen MP for St Albans
Jeff Beck Musical MP
Barney Sharpe Tory MP
Thomas Arklie Advisor
Grant Eagle Advisor
Mitch Mitchelson Mickey Major
Julian Howath Peno
Nosher Powell John's Minder
Tony Jays John's Driver
Thomas Henry Archie
Pino Leone Maitre'd
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer

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