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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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Four Men In A Plane

The four salesmen share a flight from hell on their way to a conference. With so many egos and so much machismo on display, the first part of the journey is taken up with squabbles over Airmiles and upgrades.


A Comic Strip Production in association with Tiger Aspect Productions.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th January 2000
Channel 4
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th April 2012 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 9th May 2012 12:20am Gold
Monday 18th June 2012 11:45pm Gold
Tuesday 19th June 2012 2:15am Gold
Monday 5th November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 6th November 2012 1:35am Gold
Monday 25th February 2013 2:25am Gold
Saturday 13th April 2013 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th August 2013 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 2:15am Gold
Sunday 27th October 2013 12:35am Gold
Sunday 27th October 2013 2:20am Gold
Thursday 19th December 2013 2:05am Gold
Saturday 21st December 2013 1:10am Gold
Saturday 22nd November 2014 1:00am Gold
Saturday 22nd November 2014 3:15am Gold
Sunday 30th November 2014 12:35am Gold
Sunday 30th November 2014 3:20am Gold
Tuesday 10th March 2015 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th March 2015 1:55am Gold
Friday 12th June 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 13th June 2015 2:20am Gold
Monday 4th January 2016 2:50am Gold
Monday 18th January 2016 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th January 2016 2:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Adrian Edmondson Ian Crisp
Rik Mayall Alan Sellars
Nigel Planer Tim Goodman
Peter Richardson Tony Grace-Masters
Frankie Park Club Class Stewardess
Sandra Cush First Class Stewardess
Chick Pea (as Chickpea) First Class Receptionist
Rod Nelson Cello Man
George Yiasoumi Cart Driver
Dave Haskell Tie Man
Jack Strong Manager
Louise Taylor Smith Supermodel
Xanthe Milton Sales Girl
Ean Ravenscroft Cashier
Malin Coleman Masseuse
Helen Landau Economy Stewardess
John Hayes Economy Steward
Sean Hughes Pilot
Fabian Gottlieb Pico
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Ben Swaffer Producer
Charles Brand Executive Producer
Chris Dickens Editor
John Ebden Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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