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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 - Wild Turkey

New York policeman, Jed, brings home the last turkey in the shop for Christmas to his wife. Unfortunately it isn't dead, and that's where the fun begins. The turkey comes round just in time to fight back against having its head chopped off and having an onion and three pounds of chestnuts stuffed up its arse. It grabs Jed's gun and holds the couple hostage. After some hairy incidents when it's crime is almost discovered, a plan is hatched for the bird to escape to Turkeyland before it's discovered and meets the same fate as all of its cousins that Christmas.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Ruby Wax Sue
Paul Bartel Jim
Phil Cornwell Turkey
Jennifer Saunders Neighbour
Mike McShane Bernard Matthews
Peter Richardson Jed
Gary Beadle Bill
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
Chris Dickens (as Chris Dickenson) Editor
Marcus Rowland Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer
Janty Yates Costume Designer
Amanda Trewin Costume Designer
Magdalen Gaffney Make-up Designer
Stephen Rose Make-up Designer
Peter Richardson (as Spider Webb) Composer
Laurie Borg 1st Assistant Director

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