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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 27th March 2012 1:05am Gold
Saturday 12th May 2012 12:30am Gold
Friday 22nd June 2012 11:35pm Gold
Saturday 23rd June 2012 1:50am Gold
Friday 2nd November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 3rd November 2012 1:55am Gold
Tuesday 5th February 2013 2:00am Gold
Saturday 23rd March 2013 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th March 2013 1:20am Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 2:10am Gold
Tuesday 15th October 2013 1:25am Gold
Friday 1st November 2013 12:00am Gold
Friday 1st November 2013 2:05am Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2013 12:35am Gold
Monday 24th November 2014 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th March 2015 1:40am Gold
Friday 5th June 2015 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 6th June 2015 2:35am Gold
Tuesday 20th October 2015 1:10am Gold
Tuesday 20th October 2015 3:10am Gold
Monday 4th January 2016 1:40am Gold
Friday 15th January 2016 12:00am Gold
Friday 15th January 2016 2:55am Gold

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
Simon Brint Composer
Jonathan McKinstry Production Designer
Rowland Rivron Composer

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