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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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Series 2 - Five Go Mad On Mescalin

While on their way to stay with Mrs French at Hot Turkey Farm, the intrepid youngsters learn that their Uncle Quentin, a well-known scientist and homosexual, has escaped from prison.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd November 1983
Channel 4
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd March 2012 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 11th April 2012 12:50am Gold
Friday 4th May 2012 12:20am Gold
Friday 4th May 2012 2:00am Gold
Sunday 13th January 2013 1:40am Gold
Sunday 13th January 2013 11:35pm Gold
Monday 14th January 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 11:45pm Gold
Friday 16th August 2013 2:05am Gold
Thursday 19th September 2013 1:05am Gold
Friday 20th September 2013 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 29th October 2013 1:15am Gold
Thursday 28th November 2013 2:20am Gold
Friday 29th November 2013 1:15am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Adrian Edmondson Dick
Dawn French George
Peter Richardson Julian
Jennifer Saunders Anne
Daniel Peacock Toby Thurlow
Ronald Allen Uncle Quentin
Robbie Coltrane Mother
Candy Davis (as Clare Damaris Bastin) Janie
Nosher Powell Mr. Knuckles
Fiona Richmond Mrs. French
Kerry Shale Willy
Ron Tarr Red
Harry Towb Buzz
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
Christopher Hobbs Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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