The Comic Strip Presents...: Season 1, Episode 3

The Beat Generation (17 Jan. 1983)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
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In the monochrome world of 1960 pretentious Alan,violent Kix and sex-mad Eleanor are part of a colony of beat poets,living a hedonistic,unreal existence in a large villa overlooking the sea... See full summary »

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Desmond
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Eleanor
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Jeremy
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Charles
Peter Richardson ...
Alan
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Anne
Daniel Peacock ...
Kix
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Kurt
Zoe Clarke-Williams ...
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Kim Pappas ...
Tracy
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Colin Jacas ...
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In the monochrome world of 1960 pretentious Alan,violent Kix and sex-mad Eleanor are part of a colony of beat poets,living a hedonistic,unreal existence in a large villa overlooking the sea. Dumped by his girlfriend Jeremy is anxious to be part of their circle until two girls from the outside world and a wild party open his eyes to what really matters. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Charles: [to Alan] ... and do you know what he did then? He took an ordinary drinking straw, and cut a little nick, and put the straw into the nick and blew the whole thing up to the size of a balloon. And then he said, "D'you want to play pat-ball?"
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Classic!
26 September 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the many jewels in the Comic Strip crown. All of the usual suspects are present and they're all in fine form. Only a brief appearance from Robbie Coltrane sadly.

It also stands the test of time.

Essentially it's like a spoof of beat poets and Warhol wannabes. Rik is at his very best as a frustrated artist who has just been dumped by his girlfriend. Dawn shines bright in this episode, especially when Adrian is haphazardly licking her boob whilst Peter commentates. And thanks to Nigel Planer, I'll never look at a banana the same way again. "Oh Dear! Oh Dear! Oh Dear! Oh Dear!"

Don't miss this one!


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