Tag Archives: The Comic Strip Presents

“It’s A Bit Naughty, Innit?”

A recent satirical reference to American socialists (supposedly) wanting to “eat the rich”* inspired me to revisit the cult 80’s Brit-com of the same name, co-written and directed by Peter Richardson, of Comic Strip Presents fame. Although I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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BAFTA TV 5/12

Last night the annual BAFTA TV Awards were held at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and broadcast on BBC1… I didn’t have many horses in this particular race, but I’m certainly not going to let that stop me from writing a … Continue reading

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Comic Stripped

Reading an article from The Telegraph about The Hunt for Tony Blair has set the cogs in my brain a-whirrin’. Apparently next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Channel 4 as a broadcasting entity, as well as the first … Continue reading

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The Fugitive Fibber

Friday night saw the return of the infamous Comic Strip Presents crew, for a one-off special titled The Hunt for Tony Blair… and it was strangely reassuring to see that they haven’t bothered buffing up their opening title sequence for the … Continue reading

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The AbFab Four

Although I never intended this blog to be an “encyclopaedia” of women working in comedy, I was thinking the other day that I should really get around to writing more about Jennifer Saunders… partly because she’s such a prolific writer … Continue reading

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