The Comic Strip Presents

Season 2 Episode 8

The Bullshitters: Roll out the Gunbarrel

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Aired Tuesday 10:15 PM Nov 03, 1984 on Channel 4
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Bonehead and Foyle reunite to find the police chief's kidnapped daughter. A parody of The Professionals.

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    Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello

    Stone Deaf A&R Man

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    Suzanne Jerome

    Suzanne Jerome

    Knobs Receptionist

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    Julian Firth

    Julian Firth

    RADA Student

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    Malcolm Hardee

    Malcolm Hardee

    Builder

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    Kevin Allen

    Kevin Allen

    Chuck

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    Jimmy Fagg

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      • During the filming of The Bullshitters, like with other Comic Strip films such as The Strike and Spaghetti Hoops, some of the filming was done ad hoc and permission wasn't sort/given. The scenes where Bonehead and Foyle are jumping on and off London buses are real buses with regular passengers on board. And the scenes where they run in and out of the pubs were real London pubs and in an interview Peter Richardson said that the pubs didn't know they were coming in and they'd run in with fake guns while wearing a leather jock strap and by the time the drinkers had looked up and realised what had happened, the actors had already run back out.

      • Keith Allen said in an interview that he didn't like Martin Shaw and that he denied his existence as a 'Professional' and he was starting to take himself seriously as an actor and that's why they did all the stuff in the film about him being on stage in the West End because that's what the real actors were doing at the time. He said The Bullshitters was quite personal about the actors and also includes Foyles character leaving the police and becoming an actor, mirroring Martin Shaw. 

      • In an interview Keith Allen said they wrote The Bullshitters while in a hotel in Tenby.

      • This episode does not have the Comic Strip title sequence.

      • Al Matthews was a marine in real life and also appeared in The Professionals.

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