The Comic Strip Presents

Season 4 Episode 1

The Strike

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Aired Tuesday 10:15 PM Feb 20, 1988 on Channel 4
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Al Pacino (Peter Richardson) and Meryl Streep (Jennifer Saunders) star as Arthur Scargill and his wife in an overly-dramatized Hollywood epic about the 1984 miners' strike.

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    Katrina Mansoor

    Katrina Mansoor

    Tammy

    Guest Star

    Derren Nesbitt

    Derren Nesbitt

    Chauffeur/McGregor

    Guest Star

    Peter Richardson

    Peter Richardson

    Pacino

    Recurring Role

    Pete Richens

    Pete Richens

    Workman 2

    Recurring Role

    Jennifer Saunders

    Jennifer Saunders

    Meryl

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The Strike won the Golden Rose of Montreux which included a cheque for £5000. Peter Richardson gave the cheque to Arthur Scargill who in return gave him an old miners lamp which he still has.

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    • NOTES (4)

      • The scene where Alexei Sayle throws the typewriter in the air was refilmed so they could get a shot of it spinning. John Metcalfe, a lighting cameraman, threw it in the air but it landed on his head and knocked him out.

      • The scene where Peter Richardson, as Al Pacino, rides his motorbike around Buckingham Palace and up The Mall was filmed without permission. Richardson isn't wearing a helmet and stated that he didn't have a licence, insurance or MOT when it was filmed. After the first take the police arrived and moved the film crew on by which time they'd already recorded the required footage. The following day the cast and crew did the same thing again but on Carnaby Street.

      • This episode was broadcast in the US on A&E as a one-off special. A widescreen version was released on video in the UK.

      • This episode won the Golden Rose and Press Award at the Montreux Festival.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

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