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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 4

1. South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1

First broadcast: Thursday 1st February 1990

A security service driver for a British bank meets and falls in love over the radio with a woman stranded on a bird watching expedition in the South Atlantic. When he is tricked into thinking the Falklands are under attack by an enemy army, he takes drastic measures to finance a rescue mission to save his new girlfriend.

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2. South Atlantic Raiders - Part 2

First broadcast: Thursday 8th February 1990

Having robbed a bank and hijacked a plane to travel to the South Atlantic to protect Frances, the woman he loves, Stan finds himself at the mercy of Argentinian soldiers plotting to recapture the Falkland Islands.

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3. GLC - The Carnage Continues...

First broadcast: Thursday 15th February 1990

The story of the GLC (Greater London Council) as told by Hollywood, done in a spoof format with the various political characters taking on the persona and acting in the general style of particular actors such as Charles Bronson and Lee Van Cleef.

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4. Oxford

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd February 1990

Hannah is a street-wise American woman with a passion for Lord Byron's poetry who is prepared to do anything it takes to get into a course at Oxford, and she means anything. Also eager to study Byron is Caroline, the quiet-natured girlfriend of narcissistic mega-star comedian Steve "Zoo Zoo Zoo Off Come My Pants" Wild. When he disapproves of her aspirations, Caroline must go behind her boyfriend's back to take the course, unaware that she's not the only one doing the deceiving.

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5. Spaghetti Hoops

First broadcast: Thursday 1st March 1990

Based on true events of Italian bank embezzlements and mafia ties, Nigel Planer plays the part of the light-fingered bank manager who disappears with $200million of his employers' money, and is then hotly persued by a pair of incompetent mafia hitmen.

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6. Les Dogs

First broadcast: Thursday 8th March 1990

A wedding between feuding upper-class families turns into an all-out war zone. In the midst of the chaos and bloodshed, the wedding photographer becomes enraptured by the bride's beatific beauty, and the story drifts into the surreal realm of his imagination, where the lines between fantasy, dream, and reality become hopelessly blurred.

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