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French and Saunders (1987– )

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TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box office films such as Batman Forever and Pulp ...See moreThis BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box office films such as Batman Forever and Pulp Fiction. 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

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Mar 9, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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Dawn French
Various Characters / Herself / Various characters / Various roles / Bobin / … See more Various Characters / Herself / Various characters / Various roles / Bobin / Dawny Corden / Evangeline Idiot / Fanny / 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 / Herself / Louise / Mel C / Mother Superior / Pork Dim-Sum / Scarlett / 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
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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
Martina Navratilova Lookie-likey / Mistress Shag / Mrs. Dobson / Pan's People / Private Burke / … See more Martina Navratilova Lookie-likey / Mistress Shag / Mrs. Dobson / Pan's People / Private Burke / Tilly / Various Characters   See fewer
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Betty Marsden
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Liza Tarbuck
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Ina Clare
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June Easther
The Hot Hoofers The Hot Hoofers   See fewer
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Tim Wylton
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