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The show left no taboo unturned--with shocking and often offensive portrayals of violence, sex, bestiality, and explicit drug use (not to mention all the swearing and puerile fart-gags). But despite the controversy--or perhaps because of it--"The Comic Strip" drew a cult following for its anti-establishment views, which resonated well with younger generations
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
1982 - present
41 episodes plus new 12 or 28min clip shows available
Starring: Peter Richardson / Adrian Edmondson / Jennifer Saunders / Nigel Planer / Dawn French / Robbie Coltrane / Rik Mayall / Keith Allen / Kevin Allen / Phil Cornwell / Alexei Sayle / Doon Mackichan / Miranda Richardson / Kathy Burke / Stephen Mangan / Tim McInnerny / Leslie Phillips / Lenny Henry / Anthony Head / Lionel Jeffries / Lemmy / Kate Bush / Ruby Wax / Peter Capaldi / Josie Lawrence / Peter Cook / Jim Broadbent / Miriam Margoyles / Jim Carter.
Five Go Mad In Dorset (1982)War (1983)The Beat Generation (1983)Bad News Tour (1983)Summer School (1983)Five Go Mad on Mescalin (1983)Dirty Movie (1984)Susie (1984)A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques (1984)Gino: Full Story and Pics (1984)Eddie Monsoon, a Life (1984)Slags (1984)The Bullshitters: Roll Out The Gunbarrel (1984)"Consuela" (Or 'The New Mrs Saunders') (1986)Private Enterprise (1986)The Strike (1988)More Bad News (1988)Mr Jolly Lives Next Door (1988)The Yob (1988)Didn't You Kill My Brother (1988)Funseekers (1988)South Atlantic Raiders: Part 1 (1990)South Atlantic Raiders: Part 2 (1990)GLC: The Carnage Continues (1990)Oxford (1990)Spaghetti Hoops (1990)Les Dogs (1990)Red Nose of Courage (1992)The Crying Game (1992)Wild Turkey (1992)Detectives of the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1993)Space Virgins from Planet Sex (1993)Queen of the Wild Frontier (1993)Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase (1993)Demonella (1993)Jealousy (1993)Four Men in a Car (1998)Four Men in a Plane (2000)Sex Actually (2005)The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011)Five go to Rehab (2012)
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