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The Comic Strip Presents...

Channel 4 and BBC Two and Gold comedy drama series of satires. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1982 - 2016. Stars Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson and others.

Series 3, Episode 1 - The Strike

A young and innocent man from the Welsh Valleys pens a script about the miners' strike. When success comes calling, he and the script get the Hollywood treatment.


A Comic Strip Ltd Film.

Broadcast details

Saturday 20th February 1988
Channel 4
75 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Peter Richardson Pacino
Jennifer Saunders Meryl
Alexei Sayle Paul
Dawn French Verity
Dawn French Old Lady
Dawn French Celebrity
Nigel Planer Bernard
Nigel Planer Old Man
Nigel Planer Camp Actor 1
Robbie Coltrane Goldie
Robbie Coltrane Dutch Celebrity
Adrian Edmondson Adrian
Adrian Edmondson Slim
Adrian Edmondson Policeman
Keith Allen Film Executive
Keith Allen Camp Actor 2
Keith Allen Architect
Keith Allen Celebrity
Rik Mayall Speaker
Rik Mayall Hunchback
Ronald Allen Prime Minister
Kevin Allen Various
Katrina Mansoor Tammy
Derren Nesbitt Chauffeur
Derren Nesbitt McGregor
Steven O'Donnell Gerry
Steven O'Donnell 2nd Man
Steven O'Donnell Picketer
Daniel Peacock Workman 1
Pete Richens Workman 2
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Michael White Executive Producer
Chris Brown Producer

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