Type
Scripted
Premiered
Aug. 09, 1990
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
Channel 4 TV Network
Genre

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Drop the Dead Donkey (UK)

This situation, satirical comedy, set in the offices of "Globelink News", a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it used current news events as a means of giving the programme a greater sense of realism.

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Drop the Dead Donkey (UK) Season 1 (1990)

1x01 1 1x01 A News Dawn
Sir Roysten takes over at Globelink News, and puts Gus in charge. The Editor George tries to sack Damien for seeding crash sites,while he is filming, but Gus intercedes and Damien ...
Aug. 09, 1990
1x02 1 1x02 Sally's Arrival
As Britain is threatened by Saddam Hussein with the Gulf war about to break out the staff have a bigger problem to contend with. The arrival of a new news reader, Sally Smedley.
Aug. 16, 1990
1x03 1 1x03 A Clash of Interests
Gus tries to get Alex on his side in order to pressure George to censor a story about a chemical spill from a company owned by Sir Roysten. Dave updates the obituaries but Henry accidentally ...
Aug. 23, 1990
1x04 1 1x04 A Blast from the Past
Damien is doing a story on slum landlords but when they view the footage, Alex is staggered to learn that her ex-husband is involved in the story. Sally and Henry have elocution lessons, ...
Aug. 30, 1990
1x05 1 1x05 Old Father Time
Henry's nephew comes to the office to gain work experience but everybody gets worked up about how young he is.
Sep. 06, 1990
1x06 1 1x06 Sex, Lies and Audiotapes
Alex has obtained a top secret audio tape, that the Government wants banned. Sally is taped making love to the sound man, but when Dave makes Henry a copy of Sally's tape, he accidentally ...
Sep. 13, 1990
1x07 1 1x07 The New Approach
Gus brings in a stress therapist to interview the staff and after a group session, a fight breaks out between Dave and Henry, so Gus fires the therapist. Dave persuades Henry to put ...
Sep. 20, 1990
1x08 1 1x08 The Root of All Evil
Sally gets flowers from a secret admirer and when she loses her purse, Dave comes under suspicion, because he has been trying to borrow money. Gus goes on an economy drive.
Sep. 27, 1990
1x09 1 1x09 Death, Disaster 'N' Damien
On location, Damien fakes a firing squad. He also gets injured organizing an animal rights protest, but before he can film it, Alex steps in and the raid is cancelled. To make up ...
Oct. 04, 1990
1x10 1 1x10 The Big Day
Gus wants Sally to interview the Prime Minister when she comes to the studio, but Alex and George want Henry to do the interview. When an electrician fuses the lights the interview ...
Oct. 11, 1990
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