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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 02, 1982
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
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Genre

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The Comic Strip Presents (UK)

The first episode was "Five Go Mad in Dorset", a parody of The Famous Five. It was written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, who wrote most of the early episodes. "Five Go Mad..." drew anger from some viewers for the way it mercilessly satirised a children's classic, although the Enid Blyton estate had given permission for the broadcast. A meeting was called to discuss the group's future with Channel 4, after complaints from viewers.

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The Comic Strip Presents (UK) Specials (1981-2012)

x01 0 TV Special: The Comic Strip - Julien Temple
A tongue-in-cheek "behind the scenes" look at the Comic Strip comedy club in the early 1980s, which gave rise to 'The Comic Strip Presents'
Apr. 11, 1981
x02 0 TV Special: The Supergrass
In an effort to impress the girl of his dreams, compulsive liar Dennis Carter contrives a far-fetched story, professing his involvement in an international drug ring. When the police ...
Oct. 01, 1985
x03 0 TV Special: Eat The Rich
Alex, a disgruntled waiter is subject to daily contempt and disgust of the upper class customers and gets fired for being obnoxious and rude to the clientèle. After witnessing an act ...
Oct. 23, 1987
x04 0 TV Special: The Comic Strip - A Retrospective
Comprising of interviews with Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle, Nigel Planer, OPeter Richens, Lenny Henry, Leslie Philips, Julie T Wallace, Gary Beadle, ...
Jul. 04, 2005
x05 0 TV Special: ...Sex Actually
The neighbours in a seemingly quiet street may be more than they at first appear.
Dec. 28, 2005
x06 0 TV Special: First Laugh on Four Part 1
The cast and crew of The Comic Strip look back at how the group drew the attention of the fledgling Channel 4 producers, and won airtime on its opening night.
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x07 0 TV Special: First Laugh on Four Part 2
The cast and crew of The Comic Strip look back at how the group drew the attention of the fledgling Channel 4 producers, and won airtime on its opening night.
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x08 0 TV Special: The Hunt for Tony Blair
The Hunt for Tony Blair is a one-off episode of The Comic Strip Presents…, a British television comedy, which will air on Channel 4 in Autumn 2011. The 60 minute film was written ...
Oct. 14, 2011
x09 0 TV Special: The Comic Strip - Julian Temple
The Comic Strip (1981) [ AKA "The Comic Strip - Julian Temple" ] A tongue-in-cheek "behind the scenes" look at the Comic Strip comedy club in the early 1980s, which gave rise to 'The ...
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7x10 7 TV Special: Five Go To Rehab
In 1982, The Comic Strip Presents debuted with Five Go Mad In Dorset, an establishment-shaking parody of the Famous Five stories, complete with lashings of ginger beer. As well as poking ...
Nov. 07, 2012
7x11 7 TV Special: Five Go To Rehab - The Making Of
Behinds the scenes of the brand new special of this classic series, Five Go To Rehab.
Nov. 07, 2012
x12 0 TV Special: 30 years of the Comic Strip
A special programme celebrating 'The Comic Strip Presents', and its major influence on British comedy. Featuring some famous fans and many of the original team.
Nov. 03, 2012
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