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 4, Episode 1 - South Atlantic Raiders - Part 1

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.


A Comic Strip Production.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st February 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Robbie Coltrane Max
Adrian Edmondson Billy
Dawn French Frances
Dawn French Mrs. Shines
Nigel Planer Stan
Peter Richardson Rollo
Jennifer Saunders Cathy
Kathy Burke Mary
Lenny Henry Warder
Malcolm Hardee Policeman
Eric Kent Sergeant
William Lawford British Aerotec Officer
Steven O'Donnell (as Steve O'Donnell) Under Manager
Jonathan Stratt Constable
Ron Tarr Ron
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Pete Richens (as Peter Richens) Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Pete Richens Associate Director
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Geoff Hogg Editor
Mike Heales Editor
Mick Rudman Editor
John Ebden Production Designer
Jeff Beck Composer
Tony Hymas Composer

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