Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

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Political satire about a TV news company.

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 Dave Charnley (66 episodes, 1990-1998)
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 George Dent (66 episodes, 1990-1998)
David Swift ...
 Henry Davenport (66 episodes, 1990-1998)
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 Damien Day (66 episodes, 1990-1998)
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 Sally Smedley (65 episodes, 1990-1998)
Robert Duncan ...
 Gus Hedges (64 episodes, 1990-1998)
Susannah Doyle ...
 Joy Merryweather (55 episodes, 1991-1998)
Ingrid Lacey ...
 Helen Cooper (42 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Alex Pates (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Political satire about a TV news company.

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The character of Damian Day was partially inspired by Paul Greengrass. See more »

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Gus Hedges: Could we interlock brain spaces in my work area?
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Crazy Credits

For the first four series, the end credits invariably featured two characters discussing a recent news item in voiceover. This was changed to a more conventional final scene each week for the last two series due the pressure of filming so close to broadcast. See more »

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Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #2.3 (1994) See more »

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20 October 2001 | by (Sunny Florida! :)) – See all my reviews

Never having traveled abroad, I have no idea what the references to British media were about. Nonetheless, the episodes that ran on Comedy Central were still terrific! Perhaps it was a matter of which episodes out of the six year run were aired over here, but what I saw was an excellent ensemble cast with pithy writing that any "homegrown" sitcom would rightfully give an arm and leg to have.

I wish episodes were available in NTSC DVD form, 'cuz I'd like to see more...! :)


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