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Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

TV Series | Comedy

Political satire about a television news company.
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Updated Aug 9, 1990

Release date (First episode)
Aug 9, 1990 (United Kingdom)

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251 cast members
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Neil Pearson
Dave Charnley Dave Charnley   See fewer
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Jeff Rawle
George Dent George Dent   See fewer
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David Swift
Henry Davenport Henry Davenport   See fewer
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Stephen Tompkinson
Damien Day Damien Day   See fewer
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Victoria Wicks
Sally Smedley Sally Smedley   See fewer
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Robert Duncan
Gus Hedges Gus Hedges   See fewer
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Susannah Doyle
Joy Merryweather Joy Merryweather   See fewer
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Ingrid Lacey
Helen Cooper Helen Cooper   See fewer
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Haydn Gwynne
Alex Pates Alex Pates   See fewer
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Geoffrey McGivern
Repeat introductions / Geoff / TV Announcer / Voice Over Repeat introductions / Geoff / TV Announcer / Voice Over   See fewer
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Jasper Jacob
Mr. Chambers / Surgeon / Voice-over Mr. Chambers / Surgeon / Voice-over   See fewer
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Melvyn Hayes
Sir Gordon Sir Gordon   See fewer
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Neil Stuke
Wes Jasper / Star Batter Wes Jasper / Star Batter   See fewer
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James Bannon
Vivian / Vivian Stanmore Vivian / Vivian Stanmore   See fewer
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Interpreter / Pedro Interpreter / Pedro   See fewer
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Paula Jacobs
Bernice / Helen's Mum Bernice / Helen's Mum   See fewer
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David Troughton
Roy Merchant Jnr / Roy Merchant Jnr. Roy Merchant Jnr / Roy Merchant Jnr.   See fewer
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Steve Hope Wynne
John Major John Major   See fewer
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Kate Robbins
Duchess of York / Princess Anne Duchess of York / Princess Anne   See fewer
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Allan Corduner
Art Critic Art Critic   See fewer
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Laurence Herder
Man in Field / Peasant Man in Field / Peasant   See fewer
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Ben Daniels
Jack Davenport Jack Davenport   See fewer
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Shahnaz Pakravan
Indian Woman Indian Woman   See fewer
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Nigel Pegram
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Michael Fenton Stevens
Gerry Gow Gerry Gow   See fewer
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Susannah Hitching
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Kenny Ireland
Sound Man Sound Man   See fewer
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Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Les White Les White   See fewer
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Matthew Cottle
PC Dean PC Dean   See fewer
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Officer Officer   See fewer
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Julia Jane Julia Jane   See fewer
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Hoaxer Hoaxer   See fewer
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Nicholas Waugh Nicholas Waugh   See fewer
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Octavia Octavia   See fewer
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Paul Clarkson
Pat Pringle Pat Pringle   See fewer
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Eleanor David
Lady Caroline Lady Caroline   See fewer
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Valdez Valdez   See fewer
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Peregrine Peregrine   See fewer
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Minister Minister   See fewer
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Michelle Michelle   See fewer
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Avril Day Avril Day   See fewer
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Ambulance Man Ambulance Man   See fewer
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Martin Jones Martin Jones   See fewer
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Terry Terry   See fewer
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Wilkinson Wilkinson   See fewer
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Potts Potts   See fewer
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Little Girl Little Girl   See fewer
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'Old Lady' 'Old Lady'   See fewer
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