The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as a pioneering example of the alternative comedy scene. The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle, with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane and others.
The Comic Strip Presents... debuted on 2 November 1982, the opening night of Channel 4.
Each episode was prefixed by an animated lead-in consisting of the words "The Comic Strip Presents" accompanied by a soundtrack consisting of a drum machine and a Farfisa organ, together with a bomb labelled "Have a nice day", falling towards a map.
In the early episodes the map was of a section of north Dorset and southern Wiltshire, centred on the town of Shaftesbury.
Contains Season 1, 2, 3 & 4 including specials
Episodes in AVI format