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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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1992 Specials, Episode 2 - The Crying Game

Roy Brush the superstar footballer rises to the status of national hero when he seemingly rescues a young man from drowning in a canal. However not everything is quite as it seems as an investigative journalist for one of the tabloids finds out. The film turns on how Roy, helped by his manager, deals with the revelations about his private life that the tabloids splash all over their front pages.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th May 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Keith Allen Roy Brush
Peter Richardson Kevin
Antony Sher Scum Editor
Chris Hargreaves Leslie
Nigel Planer Club Chairman
Nigel Planer Waiter
Paul Moriarty (as Paul Moriaty) Club Manager
Simon McBurney Mick
Sara Stockbridge (as Sarah Stockbridge) Janet
Robbie Carwithen Terry
Phil Cornwell Jimmy Twizzle
Phil Cornwell Wiggy
William Armstrong Sports Presenter
Sandra Voe Roy's Mother
Martha Ross Leslie's Mother
Mark Caven Dicky Wibbly
Andree Bernard (as Andre Bernard) Hairdresser
David Cardy Trevor Moulton
Gary Beadle Wazza
Jimmy Fagg Lift Man
Malcolm Hardee (as Malcolm Hardie) Meat Trade Spokesman
Neville Watson Punter in Hotel
Gavin Watson Punter in Hotel
Tom Armstrong Barman
Doon Mackichan Nurse
Nicole Fitzpatrick 2nd Nurse
Fergus McLarnon (as Fergus McClarnon) Doctor
Glen Colson Ambulance Man
Jonathan Stratt Doorman
Russell Bell (as Russel Bell) Recording Engineer
Mark Franklyn DJ
Jonathan Pearce (as Jonathan Pierce) Commentary (Voice)
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Keith Allen Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Keith Allen Director
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Peter Richardson Executive Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
Marcus Rowland Production Designer
Janty Yates Costume Designer
Amanda Trewin Costume Designer
Magdalen Gaffney Make-up Designer
Stephen Rose Make-up Designer
Vic Martin Composer
Davina Nicholson 1st Assistant Director

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