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 4 - Oxford

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd February 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Jennifer Saunders Hannah
Dawn French Caroline
Lenny Henry Steve Wild
Ronald Allen Professor Roland Breeze
Leslie Phillips Dean
Nigel Planer Steve's Manager
Nigel Planer 1st MI5 Man
Adrian Edmondson 2nd MI5 Man
Adrian Edmondson Fan
Peter Richardson Phil
Pete Richens 3rd MI5 Man
Pete Richens Don
Graham Crowden Professor Temple
Ronald Fraser Geoffrey
Jimmy Fagg Don
Norman Watson Don
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
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
John Delfgou Editor
John Ebden Production Designer
Marcus Rowland Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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