The Comic Strip Presents.... Copyright: Comic Strip Productions.

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, 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
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see editor, other: director & production designer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?