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 5 - Spaghetti Hoops

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st March 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Nigel Planer Aldo Vini
Tim McInnerny Mig
Alexei Sayle Mog
Dawn French Francesca
Jennifer Saunders Maria
Peter Richardson Waiter
Peter Richardson Shopkeeper
Keith Allen Mason
Keith Allen Gondolier
Steven O'Donnell (as Steve O'Donnell) Bertoli
Nosher Powell Corelli
Jimmy Fagg Newsvendor
Stephanie Ansell Ladykiller
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
Marcus Rowland Production Designer

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