The Comic Strip Presents...: Season 3, Episode 2

Private Enterprise (2 Jan. 1986)

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Whilst delivering toilet rolls to a recording studio small time crook Keith pockets a demo tape by newly disbanded group Toy Department,which he takes to a promoter, Brian. Together they ... See full summary »

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Peter Richardson ...
Keith
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Brian
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Derek
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Debbie
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Nayler
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Ali Kitson
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Nigel
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Barman
Roger Sloman ...
Mr. Pinder
Serena Evans ...
Louise
Malcolm Hardee ...
Man at Delivery Bay
Paul Bradley ...
Jerry
Simon Brint ...
Des
Rowland Rivron ...
Roger
Bob Kingston ...
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Whilst delivering toilet rolls to a recording studio small time crook Keith pockets a demo tape by newly disbanded group Toy Department,which he takes to a promoter, Brian. Together they have a chart hit with the 'mystery' group but complications arise when Brian wants a live tour - which involves Keith fire-bombing the venues - and then a personal appearance by the group. With Keith's probation officer tumbling to the scam and the real lead singer of Toy Department confronting him, Keith soon finds himself on the run - but with two hundred and fifty thousand pounds. Written by don @ minifie-1

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A very funny satire of the British music industry...
30 July 2007 | by (Georgia, United States) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite of the "Comic Strip Presents" movies (as I didn't grow up with the Famous Five and didn't understand that episode until very recently).

A toilet paper deliveryman/con-man stumbles upon the break-up of a rather horrible band (the mastermind of which is played by the hilarious Rik Mayall).

Taking the discarded master tapes of their last recording, he presents himself as a band manager and, with no one in place to argue against the marketing machine of a British record label and the British music press, the band skyrockets to success... causing our anti-hero to do some very quick-stepping to avoid crazed fans.

It was funny and a bit biting, and so worth the time. This aired on MTV after the Young Ones has exhausted its audience, and I remember it fondly as one of the funnier bits of post-Monty Python Brit comedy.


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