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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
    Geoff Hogg Editor
    John Ebden Production Designer
    Richard Niles Composer

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