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 5, Episode 1 - Detectives On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown

In a sequel to feature film spin-off The Bullshitters, Bonehead and Foyle are called in to solve a 70s-style murder. Unfortunately, so are 70s detectives Shouting George of The Weeney and Jason Bentley of Department Z, and 90s Northern detective Dave Spanker.


A Comic Strip Production.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd April 1993
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Keith Allen Bonehead
Keith Allen Gourmet Detective
Peter Richardson Foyle
Peter Richardson Jason Bentley
Jim Broadbent George
Phil Cornwell Dave Spanker
Jim Carter Commander
Gary Beadle Ronnie
John Forgeham Sergeant
Sara Stockbridge Sonia
Virginia Fiol Mandy
Michael White TV Executive
Mark Caven TV Producer
George Yiasoumi Writer
Doon Mackichan Journalist
Emma Bernard Journalist
Jimmy Fagg East End Drinker
Jimmy Fagg Landlord
Writing team
Peter Richardson Writer
Keith Allen Writer
Production team
Peter Richardson Director
Keith Allen Director
Howie Nicol Director
Lolli Kimpton Producer
Michael White Executive Producer
Peter Delfgou Editor
Beverley D'Souza Editor
Marcus Rowland Production Designer
Vic Martin Composer
Russell Bell Composer

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