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 3 - GLC - The Carnage Continues...

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th February 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Robbie Coltrane Ken Livingstone
Dawn French Joan
Jennifer Saunders Ice Maiden
Adrian Edmondson Billy
Adrian Edmondson Prince
Adrian Edmondson Giles Cricket Bat Portland
Leslie Phillips (as Lesley Phillips) Sir Horace Cutler
Peter Richardson Tony Benn
Rik Mayall Lord Mayor
Nigel Planer TV Presenter
Keith Allen Gay Councillor
Keith Allen 1st Beefeater
Kevin Allen Nick
Kevin Allen London Transport Man
Kevin Allen 2nd Soldier
Kevin Allen 3rd Workman
Gary Beadle Sly
Jimmy Fagg 1st Soldier
Jimmy Fagg 2nd Workman
Malcolm Hardee 2nd Beefeater
Phil Kaufman Arthur Scargill
Katrina Mansoor Joan's Child
Alice Richardson Joan's Child
Jack Richardson Joan's Child
Derren Nesbitt Aide
Derren Nesbitt Neil Kinnock
Steven O'Donnell Crazy James Fairchild
Steven O'Donnell Roy
Nosher Powell McGahey
Pete Richens Harry
Pete Richens Councillor
Ron Tarr Pierrepoint
Ron Tarr Heffer
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
Kate Bush Composer

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