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The Comic Strip Presents...

Gold and Channel 4 comedy drama. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Robbie Coltrane and others.

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


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