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Release Date:
2 November 1982 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
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2 wins See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 71)
Peter Richardson ... Julian / ... (41 episodes, 1982-2012)

Adrian Edmondson ... Billy / ... (30 episodes, 1982-2012)

Jennifer Saunders ... Anne / ... (30 episodes, 1982-2012)

Nigel Planer ... Den Dennis / ... (27 episodes, 1983-2012)

Dawn French ... Frances / ... (26 episodes, 1982-2012)

Robbie Coltrane ... Max / ... (19 episodes, 1982-2012)

Rik Mayall ... Colin Grigson / ... (19 episodes, 1983-2012)
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Series Directed by
Peter Richardson (18 episodes, 1988-2012)
Bob Spiers (8 episodes, 1982-1988)
Sandy Johnson (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Stephen Frears (3 episodes, 1984-1988)
Keith Allen (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Adrian Edmondson (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Richardson (27 episodes, 1982-2012)
Pete Richens (24 episodes, 1982-2012)
Adrian Edmondson (6 episodes, 1983-1988)
Keith Allen (4 episodes, 1984-1993)
Rik Mayall (3 episodes, 1984-1988)
Dawn French (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jennifer Saunders (2 episodes, 1984-1986)

Series Produced by
Michael White .... executive producer / producer: Comic Strip (36 episodes, 1982-1993)
Peter Richardson .... producer: Comic Strip / executive producer / ... (21 episodes, 1982-1993)
Lolli Kimpton .... producer (15 episodes, 1990-1993)
Sarah Radclyffe .... producer (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Elaine Taylor .... producer / associate producer (5 episodes, 1984-1988)
Simon Wright .... producer / producer: Comic Strip (4 episodes, 1988)
Andrew St. John .... producer (3 episodes, 1983)
Ben Swaffer .... producer (3 episodes, 1998-2005)
Nick Smith .... producer / executive producer: Great Western Features (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
Michael Hall .... producer (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Victoria Poushkine-Relf .... producer (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Chris Brown .... producer (2 episodes, 1988)
Mandy Ruben .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1988)
Charles Brand .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sarada McDermott .... line producer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michael Wood .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Simon Brint (16 episodes, 1983-2000)
Vic Martin (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peter Richardson (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rod Melvin (2 episodes, 1983-2005)
Bud Beadle (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Rowland Rivron (2 episodes, 1988)
Jeff Beck (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Hymas (2 episodes, 1990)
Brian Burrows (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Metcalfe (14 episodes, 1983-1993)
Oliver Stapleton (6 episodes, 1983-1988)
Frank Gell (6 episodes, 1990-1993)
Peter Middleton (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mike Robinson (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
Richard Greatrex (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Peter Delfgou (18 episodes, 1982-1993)
Beverly D'Souza (16 episodes, 1983-1993)
Geoff Hogg (11 episodes, 1984-2005)
Rob Wright (7 episodes, 1983-1988)
Fiona MacKenzie (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael Blythe (3 episodes, 1984)
John Delfgou (3 episodes, 1990)
Mike Heales (3 episodes, 1990)
Mick Rudman (3 episodes, 1990)
Chris Dickens (3 episodes, 1993-2000)
Nick Smith (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
 
Series Casting by
Simone Reynolds (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Production Design by
Marcus Rowland (11 episodes, 1990-1998)
Christopher Hobbs (8 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Ebden (7 episodes, 1988-2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Buchanan (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Adrian Smith (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Denise Ruben (2 episodes, 1988)
Harriet Porter (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Frances Haggett (15 episodes, 1983-1988)
Janty Yates (10 episodes, 1990-1998)
Julie Grout (4 episodes, 1990)
Rebecca Hale (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Stephen Rose .... hair stylist / makeup artist (8 episodes, 1992-1998)
Sally Sutton .... makeup artist / hair stylist (7 episodes, 1986-1990)
Magdalen Gaffney .... makeup artist / hair stylist (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist / hair stylist / ... (6 episodes, 1986-1990)
Anne Spiers .... makeup artist / prosthetics (4 episodes, 1983-1988)
Louise Fisher .... makeup artist / chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983-1993)
Sarah Cherry .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Sheila Davy .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Norma Hill .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1983-1993)
Debbie Scragg .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Penny Bell .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1984)
Norma Webb .... makeup artist / makeup assistant (2 episodes, 1988)
Claire Faithful .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Maureen Hetherington .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Karen Hyams .... makeup artist / makeup designer (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Production Management
Elaine Taylor .... production manager (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
Nira Park .... production manager (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sarah Radclyffe .... production manager (3 episodes, 1983)
Christopher Sprague .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1988)
Laurie Borg .... production manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Sophie Cuthbertson .... production manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Fiona Sutton .... production manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Rebecca Jeffrey .... production manager (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glynn Purcell .... first assistant director / assistant director (20 episodes, 1983-2012)
Pete Richens .... associate director (11 episodes, 1988-1993)
Mel Nortcliffe .... second assistant director / first assistant director (9 episodes, 1990-2000)
Luc Roeg .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1984)
Laurie Borg .... first assistant director / assistant director (5 episodes, 1990-1993)
Mikaela Skinner .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
James Corbett .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lloyd Stanton .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Mark Layton .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1990)
Mark Cooper .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1983)
Simon Hinkly .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
Iain Patrick .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
Terry Pasfield .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Jo Chate .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Trevor Puckle .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jack Richardson .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Art Department
Kit Line .... construction / construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alastair Gow .... construction (8 episodes, 1983-1984)
Richard Maris .... props stand-by / properties / ... (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Anna Kasabova .... props buyer / art department runner / ... (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jonathan Maris .... art department (6 episodes, 1988-1993)
Steve Wheeler .... properties / props master / ... (6 episodes, 1988-1993)
Jonathan Hurst .... props (6 episodes, 1990)
Jocelyn James .... art department assistant (5 episodes, 1984)
Jules Bradbury .... properties buyer / assistant art director (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ty Teiger .... property master (3 episodes, 1988)
Harriet Porter .... props buyer (3 episodes, 1992)
Celia Barnett .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Ede .... art department assistant / construction (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Eric Strange .... props master / stand-by props (2 episodes, 1988-1992)
Murray Dale .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 1988)
Clive Gribble .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 1988)
Wesley Peppiatt .... properties (2 episodes, 1990)
Geoff Hudson .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hayes .... sound / sound recordist (30 episodes, 1982-2012)
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (12 episodes, 1988-1993)
Simon Hayes .... sound / sound recordist (8 episodes, 1990-1998)
Austin Bisgood .... sound (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Simon Hayter .... sound / boom operator (6 episodes, 1984-1990)
Chris Dickens .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rod Guest .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 1983-1988)
Andrew Morris .... boom operator / sound (5 episodes, 1986-2000)
Clive Pendry .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Paul Filby .... sound (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Colin Nicolson .... sound (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ian Voigt .... sound (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
André Jacquemin .... sound / sound designer / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
Ivan Sharp .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1983)
Andy Nelson .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
Paul Carr .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1988)
Nigel Duthie .... dubbing editor / sound editor (2 episodes, 1988)
Philip Bothamley .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Rupert Castle .... sound (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tony Cook .... sound (2 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2005-2011)
Dave Cooper .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)

Chris Nuttall .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dave Barton .... special effects technician (1 episode, 1988)
Ian Emes .... special effects (1 episode, 1988)
Christopher Tucker .... transformation special effects (1 episode, 1988)
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Lottie Cooper .... digital fx supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Buddy Blackwell .... video effects operator (1 episode, 1988)
Clive Dawson .... visual effects (1 episode, 1988)
George Snow .... video effects (1 episode, 1988)
Matthew Turner .... telecine (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Johnson .... assistant camera / focus puller (9 episodes, 1983-1988)
Mike Metcalfe .... focus puller / assistant camera / ... (8 episodes, 1983-1993)
Stuart Godfrey .... grip / key grip (7 episodes, 1992-2005)
Deborah Imogen Beer .... still photographer (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Riki Butland .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1990-1993)
Larry Park .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jim Monks .... key grip (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Andy Hebden .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Rob Roy .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Carole Stapleton .... focus puller (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Larry S. Prinz .... gaffer / electrician (3 episodes, 1983-2000)
John Lake .... key grip (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Nick Ray .... grip / key grip (3 episodes, 1984-1993)
Angus Hudson .... assistant camera / clapper loader / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1988)
Stephen Morley .... still photographer (3 episodes, 1988-1998)
Bob McShane .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Brandon Apps .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bruce Kington .... electrician (2 episodes, 1983)
Jim Lennon .... electrician (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Donachie .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1988-1992)
John Donoghue .... electrician / gaffer (2 episodes, 1988)
Richard Haw .... camera grip / grip (2 episodes, 1988)
Gary Varney .... best boy (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gary Hammil .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nico Cummins .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1993)
Roz Naylor .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1993)
Andy Edridge .... grip (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jo Charlesworth .... grip (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dominic Colchester .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ben Crossley .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris Davies .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Born-Thompson .... wardrobe mistress / wardrobe assistant (8 episodes, 1983-1988)
Amanda Trewin .... costume assistant (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Frances Haggett .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Blythe .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Mike Heales .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1988)
Will Yarrow .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Location Management
Adam Black .... location manager (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
John Hackney .... location coordinator (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Barratt .... location manager (2 episodes, 1988)
Tony Clarkson .... location manager (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
Greg Jordan .... location manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Sophie Cuthbertson .... location coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
Derek Harrington .... location manager (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Thomas Woods .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music recordist (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Transportation Department
Crispin Buxton .... driver: unit minibus (1 episode, 1988)
John Doran .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
Colin Gray .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
Clive Miles .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
Howard Pugh .... transportation manager (1 episode, 1988)
John Rankin .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
John Vaughan .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
Larry Williams .... driver (1 episode, 1988)
Richard Booz .... transportation captain (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Annie South .... continuity / script supervisor (22 episodes, 1983-2000)
Bill Craster .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1983-1986)
Simon Wright .... biz: Comic Strip / manager: Comic Strip (9 episodes, 1983-1986)
Michael Wood .... accountant (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nigel Wood .... accountant (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nira Park .... assistant to producer / production coordinator (8 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jane Frazer .... secretary to producer (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ralph Kamp .... runner (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Stacey .... runner (6 episodes, 1984)
Jonathan Hurst .... production team (6 episodes, 1990)
Amanda Posey .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1990)
Paul Walker .... production team (6 episodes, 1990)
Rawdon de Fresnes .... production runner (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Diana Dill .... continuity (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sophie Richardson .... production team / runner / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1988)
Jenny Borgars .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Rachel Krish .... production assistant / production team (4 episodes, 1984-1988)
Sam Garwood .... runner / runner/trainee (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Rosie Bowen .... assistant to producer / secretary to producer (4 episodes, 1988)
Wesley Peppiatt .... production team (4 episodes, 1990)
Tanya Findel-Hawkins .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lucy Hoare .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Roger Pomphrey .... production team (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mike Amos .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1988)
Anthony Bryans .... production runner / floor runner (3 episodes, 1988)
Mark Allett .... production team (3 episodes, 1990)
Marcus Rowland .... production team (3 episodes, 1990)
Leo Cullen .... production runner (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Keith Milton .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Emma Richards .... production coordinator / production assistant (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
Alasdair McGaw .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Wallace .... runner (2 episodes, 1983)
Susanna Merry .... continuity (2 episodes, 1984)
Daphne Carr .... continuity (2 episodes, 1986-1990)
Maggie Rhys .... continuity (2 episodes, 1988)
Poppy Luard .... production team (2 episodes, 1990)
Matthew Penry-Davey .... production runner (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sophie Cuthbertson .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
Dan Haslam .... production runner (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Thanks
Lita O'Sullivan .... thanks (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeremy Wooding .... thanks (2 episodes, 1993)
 

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Trivia:
Only five of the planned six shows from the first series were produced when Channel 4 decided that "Back to Normal With Eddie Monsoon" (also referred to as "An evening With Eddie Monsoon" by some sources) was unsuitable for broadcast. The character was revived in the second series episode "Eddie Monsoon: A Life" and features Adrian Edmondson in the title role as the washed-up South African TV host. The name Eddie Monsoon is, of course, a pun on the name Edmondson. Many years later, Edmondson's real-life wife Jennifer Saunders resurrected the name Eddie (short for Edina) Monsoon for her character in the sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992).See more »
Quotes:
Colin Grigson:[trying to sound cool] Uh, yeah, thanks, Mrs Grigson.
Colin's mum:No need to be so formal Colin. After all, I am your mother.
[he cringes]
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Whis is this not on DVD?, 6 January 2007
Author: deadelvis1988 from Atlanta, Ga.

I remember catching The Comic Strip back when it was first aired stateside. I waited with anticipation every week to see what the next show would conjure up. My favorite of the series was definitely "Bad News Tour", "More Bad News", and "The Supregrass" flick. These scamps were also responsible for aiding with the development of the phenomenal "Eat The Rich" film. Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan and Rik Mayall would go on to fame as "The Young Ones." Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French would go on to "French and Saunders" and eventually part ways for "Absolutely Fabulous" and "The Vicar of Dibley." Basic comparison as far as career launching would be comparative of "SCTV" or the original "Saturday Night Live" TV series here in the states. The shows and skits were very well written. Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall would go on to do "The Dangerous Brothers," "Filthy, Madcap and Laughing" and "Bottom." Excellent stuff that is all well overdue for a region DVD reissue.

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