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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 3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

The inappropriately named hit man Mr Jolly rents office space next door to the alcoholic incompetents Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, proprietors of Dreamy Time Escorts, London's seediest escort agency.

Further details

Through a catalogue of mistakes and misunderstandings the deranged Mr Lovebucket, played by Peter Richardson, purveyor of wines and spirits to most London off-licences, finds he has paid Rik and Ade £3,000 to 'take out Nicholas Parsons'.


A Michael White / Comic Strip Production.

Broadcast details

Saturday 5th March 1988
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Rik Mayall Dreamy Time Escort
Adrian Edmondson Dreamy Time Escort
Peter Cook Mr Jolly
Peter Richardson Mr Lovebucket
Jennifer Saunders Monica
Dawn French Mrs Cooper
Michael Cule Mr Cooper
Basil Ho Yen Mr Yakimoto
Thomas Wheatley Heimi Henderson
Gordon Kane Reg
Gerard Kelly Hilary
Granville Saxton Ron
Basil Otoin Norman
Philip Locke Sir Larry
Ian Bartholomew Policeman
Tommy Windward German Businessman
Harriet Thorpe Brenda
Nicholas Parsons Self
Writing team
Adrian Edmondson Writer
Rik Mayall Writer
Rowland Rivron Writer
Production team
Stephen Frears Director
Peter Richardson Producer
Simon Wright Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Elaine Taylor Producer

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