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Drop the Dead Donkey 

Political satire about television news company Globe Link and it's team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally reporter damien editor Dave execs George and Helen assistant joy and manager gus hedges
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Series cast summary:
Neil Pearson ...  Dave Charnley 66 episodes, 1990-2008
Jeff Rawle ...  George Dent 66 episodes, 1990-2008
David Swift ...  Henry Davenport 66 episodes, 1990-2008
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Damien Day 66 episodes, 1990-2008
Victoria Wicks ...  Sally Smedley 65 episodes, 1990-2008
Robert Duncan ...  Gus Hedges 64 episodes, 1990-2008
Susannah Doyle ...  Joy Merryweather 55 episodes, 1991-1998
Ingrid Lacey ...  Helen Cooper 42 episodes, 1993-1998
Haydn Gwynne ...  Alex Pates 24 episodes, 1990-2008
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Political satire about television news company Globe Link and it's team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally reporter damien editor Dave execs George and Helen assistant joy and manager gus hedges

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English

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9 August 1990 (UK) See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Damian Day was partially inspired by Director Paul Greengrass. See more »

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Gus Hedges: Morning talent base. Are the afterburners on full thrust? You bet.
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Crazy Credits

For the first four series, the end credits invariably featured two characters discussing a recent news item in voiceover. This was changed to a more conventional final scene each week for the last two series due the pressure of filming so close to broadcast. See more »

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Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.25 (1992) See more »

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neil pearson - veeeery nice
8 June 2001 | by shortypantsSee all my reviews

i have been watching the re-runs of drop the dead donkey on cable and had forgotten just how good it was. it is based in globelink newsroom and recent (usually political) events are incorporated into it each weeks episode. in short, all the characters are played very well and are extremely funny. i would like to add that neil pearson, who plays the devilishly handsome dave charnley, is a highlight each episode and is definately one to stare at. oh sorry i have digressed. anyway i have little else to say really apart from this was a very funny program and anyone who gets the chance should watch it. pure class.


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