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French and Saunders (1987– )

TV-PG
TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box-office movies such as Batman Forever (1995) and Pulp ...See moreThis BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box-office movies such as Batman Forever (1995) and Pulp Fiction (1994). The duo also invited notable Brits such as Patsy Kensit, Lulu, and Kate Moss. Written by Pat McCurry See less
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Updated Mar 9, 1987

Release date (First episode)
Mar 9, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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Dawn French
Various Characters / Self / Various characters / Various roles / Bobin / … See more Various Characters / Self / Various characters / Various roles / Bobin / Dawny Corden / Evangeline Idiot / Fanny / Ginger Rogers / Lexie / Mammy / Maria / Martine McCutchen / Pamela Denise Anderson / Star / Thelma / Toby-Jugs Kenobi   See fewer
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Jennifer Saunders
Various Characters / Various characters / Batman / Beatrice Idiot / Bonnie Tyler / … See more Various Characters / Various characters / Batman / Beatrice Idiot / Bonnie Tyler / Bruce Wayne / Dr. Quimn / Gladys Knight / Grandalf / Katharine Hepburn / Louise / Mel C / Mother Superior / Pork Dim-Sum / Scarlett / Self / The Thin Dark One / Various roles / rapper Sceptic   See fewer
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Simon Brint
Ken Bishop / Death / Gerbil / Ken / Pan's People / Various characters Ken Bishop / Death / Gerbil / Ken / Pan's People / Various characters   See fewer
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Rowland Rivron
Duane Bishop / Duane / Pan's People Duane Bishop / Duane / Pan's People   See fewer
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Patrick Barlow
Alfred / David Hasselhof / Jack / Martin Althrop / Various Characters / Various characters Alfred / David Hasselhof / Jack / Martin Althrop / Various Characters / Various characters   See fewer
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Harriet Thorpe
Countess of Hertzegovina / Dede / Molly Brown / Various characters / Wardrobe mistress Countess of Hertzegovina / Dede / Molly Brown / Various characters / Wardrobe mistress   See fewer
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Kirsty MacColl
Self / Performer Self / Performer   See fewer
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Kevin Allen
Anthony Newley / Dave Roberts / Jaaasson Priestly Anthony Newley / Dave Roberts / Jaaasson Priestly   See fewer
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Kathy Burke
Angela's agent / Mistress Shag / Mrs. Dobson / Pan's People / Private Burke / … See more Angela's agent / Mistress Shag / Mrs. Dobson / Pan's People / Private Burke / Tilly / Various Characters   See fewer
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The Hot Hoofers The Hot Hoofers   See fewer
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