Political satire about a TV news company.
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Series cast summary:
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 Dave Charnley (66 episodes, 1990-2008)
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 George Dent (66 episodes, 1990-2008)
David Swift ...
 Henry Davenport (66 episodes, 1990-2008)
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 Damien Day (66 episodes, 1990-2008)
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 Sally Smedley (65 episodes, 1990-2008)
Robert Duncan ...
 Gus Hedges (64 episodes, 1990-2008)
Susannah Doyle ...
 Joy Merryweather (55 episodes, 1991-1998)
Ingrid Lacey ...
 Helen Cooper (42 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Alex Pates (24 episodes, 1990-2008)
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Political satire about a TV news company.

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During the BBC documentary show "Comedy Connections" screened in March 2006, the cast members confessed that most of their lines were actually written on the pieces of paper and clipboards that they were forever looking at during each episode. This was because script was written so close to transmission in order to keep it topical that they often didn't have time to learn all their lines before shooting began. See more »

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Gus Hedges: Could we interlock brain spaces in my work area?
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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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neil pearson - veeeery nice
8 June 2001 | by (the mighty mighty ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

i have been watching the re-runs of drop the dead donkey on cable and had forgotten just how good it was. it is based in globelink newsroom and recent (usually political) events are incorporated into it each weeks episode. in short, all the characters are played very well and are extremely funny. i would like to add that neil pearson, who plays the devilishly handsome dave charnley, is a highlight each episode and is definately one to stare at. oh sorry i have digressed. anyway i have little else to say really apart from this was a very funny program and anyone who gets the chance should watch it. pure class.


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