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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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3 - A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques

Two students go to Spain to do the 'whole spaghetti western thing' and run into a series of disparate and desperate characters.

Broadcast details

Saturday 21st January 1984
Channel 4
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 4th February 2012 2:30am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 12:20am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 2:10am Gold
Sunday 10th June 2012 11:40pm Gold
Monday 11th June 2012 2:00am Gold
Thursday 1st November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Friday 2nd November 2012 1:55am Gold
Monday 14th January 2013 11:40pm Gold
Friday 15th February 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 21st April 2013 11:00pm Gold
Monday 22nd April 2013 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 31st July 2013 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 14th August 2013 2:10am Gold
Tuesday 17th September 2013 12:25am Gold
Thursday 26th September 2013 2:30am Gold
Friday 27th September 2013 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 27th January 2015 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th January 2015 2:30am Gold
Friday 8th May 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 9th May 2015 2:30am Gold
Thursday 1st October 2015 12:40am Gold
Thursday 1st October 2015 3:00am Gold
Saturday 28th November 2015 1:30am Gold
Friday 25th December 2015 12:30am Gold
Thursday 7th January 2016 12:30am Gold
Thursday 7th January 2016 3:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Keith Allen Mr Bastardos
Adrian Edmondson Billy
Dawn French Jackie
Rik Mayall Carlos
Daniel Peacock (as Danny Peacock) Barman
Nigel Planer Paul
Peter Richardson Miguel
Jennifer Saunders Shona
Christopher Malcolm Café Owner
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Rik Mayall Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
Michael Buchanan (as Mike Buchanan) Production Designer
Bud Beadle Composer
Robert Greenfield Composer

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