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)
Victoria Wicks ...
 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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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: Joy, can I have a quick word?
Joy Merryweather: You can try.
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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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WKRP meets Murphy Brown with a British twist.
27 August 1999 | by (Wichita Falls, Tx) – See all my reviews

During my 2 year stay in the UK, I grew addicted to this show. To a newcomer, the satirical bite to this show gave me the "real" feel of how the dry news of the day was perceived by the public. The writing was great and was brought to life by a brilliant cast! I was elated when I found this show was to be shown on Comedy Central in the US, but it took one viewing to realize that without the daily access to the british news, this show was lost here. Too bad! It was extremely funny! BTW, can someone please tell me what happened to that poor chap, Jerry the camera man?


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