I TALK The Comic Strip Presents... Red Top

The Comic Strip Presents is back for a brand new and exclusive 75-minute one-off special on Gold, and on Monday evening I attended a special preview screening at BAFTA.

When Channel 4 launched on the 2nd of November, 1982 one of its launch programmes was The Comic Strip Presents, a series of outrageous and hilarious films from the Comic Strip team which included Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Peter Richardson, Nigel Planer and Rik Mayall.

Eight years later, the series moved to BBC Two, for a six-part series in 1990, three specials in 1992, and a final six-part series in 1993,  before moving back to its original home, Channel 4. They made Four Men In A Car in 1998, Four Men In A Plane in 2000 and Sex Actually in 2005 and The Hunt for Tony Blair in 2011.