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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 2 - More Bad News

A rock journalist reunites the Bad News band, who parted company after a disastrous maiden tour, for a one-off gig. But all does not go according to plan...


A Comic Strip Ltd Production.

Broadcast details

Saturday 27th February 1988
Channel 4
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Adrian Edmondson Vim
    Nigel Planer Den
    Rik Mayall Colin
    Peter Richardson Spider
    Jennifer Saunders Sally
    Dawn French Rachel
    Judy Hawkins Spider's Wife
    Tommy Vance Concert Compere
    Steve Walsh Concert Organiser
    Anne Cunningham Colin's Mum
    Gerard Kelly Promo Director
    Anthony Head Recording Studio Engineer
    Jonathan Stratt Heavy
    Yusuf Khan Waiter
    Jonathan Caplan Virgin Megastore Shop Assistant
    Gordon Kane Assistant in Chart Shop
    Susie Ann Watkins (as Susy Anne Watkins) Sexy Girl in Promo
    Writing team
    Adrian Edmondson Writer
    Production team
    Adrian Edmondson Director
    Peter Richardson Producer
    Simon Wright Producer
    Michael White Executive Producer
    Rob Wright Editor

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