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The Dame Edna Experience (1987–1989)

TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show

In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, receives in her exclusive, grand ...See moreIn each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, receives in her exclusive, grand luxury residence, where she 'holds court' for the happy few, several international celebrities (actors, singers...) which are all expected to be humbly grateful for the priceless privilege to get an audience with her, and receive both inclusive praise ('we stars') and constant sneers displaying the host's utter superiority, while the public gets a similarly whimsical treatment. Her good-for-nothing sidekick, ancient 'bridesmaid' Madge Allsop, is another cross-dresser, whose main function is to be shamelessly abused. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Updated Sep 12, 1987

Release date (First episode)
Sep 12, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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56 cast members
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Barry Humphries
Dame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson Dame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson   See fewer
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Emily Perry
Madge Allsop Madge Allsop   See fewer
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Robin Houston
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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14
Jeffrey Archer
Himself / Himself (Cameo) Himself / Himself (Cameo)   See fewer
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4
Charlton Heston
Chuck / Himself Chuck / Himself   See fewer
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2
Sean Connery
Himself - Guest Himself - Guest   See fewer
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1
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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1
Germaine Greer
Herself Herself   See fewer
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1
Larry Hagman
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
Jerry Hall
Herself - Guest Herself - Guest   See fewer
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1
Denis Healey
Himself Himself   See fewer
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1
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Lulu
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Arthur Marshall
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John Mills
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Roger Moore
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Nana Mouskouri
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Rudolf Nureyev
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1
Cynthia Payne
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Cliff Richard
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Joan Rivers
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Demis Roussos
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Jane Seymour
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The Wells Cathedral Choir
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Mary Whitehouse
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Ursula Andress
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Lauren Bacall
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Mona Bruce
Screw Screw   See fewer
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1
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Chubby Checker
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Tony Curtis
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Jason Donovan
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Gerald Durrell
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Jane Fonda
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Michael Gambon
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Edward Heath
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Grace Jones
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Tom Jones
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Glenys Kinnock
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Dolph Lundgren
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Magnus Magnusson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Malcolm McDowell
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Yehudi Menuhin
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Liza Minnelli
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Toni Palmer
Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Ron Reagan
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Antony Sher
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David Suchet
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Valerie Walsh
Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Derek Jameson
Himself (Cameo) (uncredited) Himself (Cameo) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Princess Michael of Kent
Herself (uncredited) Herself (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 170 votes