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 4 - The Yob

An illegal psychic teleportation experiment goes horribly wrong, and pretentious promo director Patrick gets his genes mixed with those of a football hooligan. Slowly, he begins to change - taking on some undeniably yobbish tendencies.

Broadcast details

Saturday 12th March 1988
Channel 4
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 4th April 2012 1:50am Gold
Friday 18th May 2012 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 26th June 2012 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 27th June 2012 1:55am Gold
Saturday 2nd February 2013 2:00am Gold
Saturday 16th February 2013 2:00am Gold
Sunday 24th March 2013 11:00pm Gold
Monday 25th March 2013 12:55am Gold
Monday 5th August 2013 1:55am Gold
Wednesday 16th October 2013 1:55am Gold
Thursday 17th October 2013 12:35am Gold
Friday 1st November 2013 1:05am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Keith Allen Patrick
Antonio Handsome Man
Dave Atkins Charlie
Debbie Benson Victoria
Derrick Branche Chris Bell
Betsy Brantley Vanessa
Harry Burton The Editor
Warren Clarke Nigel
Tania Coleridge Simone
Winston Dennis Bouncer
Karen Drury Debs
Adrian Edmondson Michael
Paul Mark Elliott (as Mark Elliott) Corky
Rupert Farley Mad Mickey
Julian Firth Leonard
Malcolm Hardee Ticket Collector
Stewart Harwood Yob 2
Linda Henry Jackie
Kwabena Manso Jermone
Timothy Milsom Student
Gary Olsen Steve
Steven O'Donnell Rollon
Pat O'Toole Trish
Peter Richardson Dave
Richard Ridings Yob 1
Sophie Thursfield Katy
Gwen Watford (as Glen Walford) Mrs Kendel
Lia Williams Lucy
Alfie Allen Child in Promo
Lily Allen Child in Promo
Liesl Hinkley Child in Promo
Lara Hinkley Child in Promo
Sarah Owen Child in Promo
Roland Platts Mills Child in Promo
Ruby Platts Mills Child in Promo
Writing team
Keith Allen Writer
Daniel Peacock Writer
Production team
Ian Emes Director
Michael White Executive Producer
Chris Brown Producer
Peter Richardson Executive Producer
David Spiers Editor
Volker Stox Production Designer
Rod Thompson Composer

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