The Comic Strip Presents.... Credit: Comic Strip Productions
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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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th March 2012 1:10am Gold
Wednesday 16th May 2012 12:20am Gold
Monday 25th June 2012 11:30pm Gold
Sunday 4th November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 6th January 2013 1:20am Gold
Sunday 6th January 2013 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 16th March 2013 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 17th March 2013 1:30am Gold
Saturday 17th August 2013 2:00am Gold
Thursday 10th October 2013 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 30th October 2013 12:40am Gold
Monday 16th December 2013 12:10am Gold
Monday 1st December 2014 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 24th February 2015 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th February 2015 1:50am Gold
Friday 29th May 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 30th May 2015 2:25am Gold
Thursday 15th October 2015 12:45am Gold
Thursday 15th October 2015 3:00am Gold
Monday 4th January 2016 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 13th January 2016 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 13th January 2016 2:55am Gold

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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