The Comic Strip Presents.... Copyright: 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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 2nd April 2012 12:40am Gold
Thursday 10th May 2012 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 20th June 2012 11:25pm Gold
Thursday 21st June 2012 1:40am Gold
Thursday 21st June 2012 11:25pm Gold
Friday 22nd June 2012 1:40am Gold
Saturday 9th March 2013 11:45pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 2:05am Gold
Saturday 3rd August 2013 11:50pm Gold
Sunday 4th August 2013 1:50am Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2013 1:50am Gold
Friday 11th October 2013 12:25am Gold
Friday 11th October 2013 1:55am Gold
Wednesday 16th October 2013 1:00am Gold
Thursday 31st October 2013 12:00am Gold
Thursday 31st October 2013 2:05am Gold

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

Share this page