Drop The Dead Donkey – tape 2205

Here’s a brand new series of Drop the Dead Donkey. There’s a dramatic opening, as Helen is carjacked.

Sally is returning to the newsroom after a nervous breakdown, so everyone has to be on their best behaviour.

Henry is told by an old friend that there’s a plum job waiting for him at the BBC, so he resigns, after being extremely rude to Gus. But the friend was stringing Henry along, revenge for the time 25 years ago when Henry slept with his wife.

In the next episode, Sally is hosting a spiritual discussion with a Bishop, and Helen discovers the Bishop has ‘lost God’.

There’s a nice sequence where George is trying to get through some automatic doors and they just don’t see him.

An almost unrecognisable Mark Arden as a Deaf, Bulgarian Minicab Driver.

In the next episode, Joy interviews at the BBC.

In the next episode, Emma Chambers (of Vicar of Dibley fame) plays a friend of Joy’s who gets a job at Globelink. She make Joy unhappy when she starts telling the others stories of her childhood with Joy.

In the next episode, Gus has a date with Susie Blake.

And Helen reluctantly invites her colleagues to meet her girlfriend.

In the next episode, Sally is getting Liposuction, and Fergie is visiting the studio for an interview. Plus Dave gets engaged unexpecetdly

And in the last episode here, a former assistant of Gus has fisen up the ranks, and has arrived at Sir Royston’s behest to examine the running of the company.

Sally has acquired an elderly fan, after doing a charity appeal for the elderly.

Damien is kidnapped by a man who was sent to prison as a result of one of his reports.

Except he isn’t – it’s all for a TV show called Celebrity Surprise, hosted by Steve Frost.

And Tony Banks MP appears in the end of credits super-topical bit. It’s quite embarrassing when he joins in a chorus of ‘Football’s Coming Home’.

After this episode, there’s the start of Whose Line is it Anyway, then recording stops, and underneath there’s a bit of Get Up Stand Up. Then the tape ends.


  • trail: Witness: Death of the Solar Temple
  • trail: Dosh
  • Pizza Hut – Murray Walker and Damon Hill
  • Gordon’s & Tonic
  • Multiplicity in cinemas
  • Greene King IPA
  • Direct Line
  • Ericsson
  • Peugeot 406
  • trail: Mr Saturday Night
  • trail: Northern Exposure
  • trail: Witness: Manhunter
  • trail: Northern Exposure
  • VW Golf
  • DHL
  • Finish
  • The Equitable Life
  • Greene King IPA
  • Head & Shoulders
  • trail: Friday on Four
  • trail: Desire
  • British Midland
  • The Number One Acoustic Rock Album
  • Baroque
  • Renault Megane – Tony Gardner
  • General Accident
  • Carte D’Or
  • VW Golf
  • Flora
  • Nationwide
  • Domestos
  • BT – Rory McGrath
  • Miller Genuine Draft
  • trail: Quick Change
  • trail: Friday on Four
  • BMW
  • Visa Delta
  • Cellnet
  • 2 Days in the Valley in cinemas
  • McDonalds
  • Finish
  • British Gas – Mrs Merton
  • trail: Witness: Death in the Family
  • trail: The Fragile Heart
  • Finish
  • Nissan Primera
  • Somerfield
  • Anchor Butter
  • Mr Kipling
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • trail: Doc Hollywood
  • trail: Friday on Four
  • Audi A3
  • Parcelforce
  • Homepride
  • Twelfth Night in cinemas
  • Lloyd’s Bank
  • British Gas
  • Kenco
  • Safeway
  • AA
  • Homepride
  • BT – The Internet
  • John Smith’s – Jack Dee
  • trail: Good Morning Vietnam
  • trail: Wanted
  • Saab
  • Parcelforce
  • The Equitable Life
  • Canon
  • Persil
  • Boddington’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • AT&T
  • Whiskas
  • The X-Files on video
  • British Gas
  • Somerfield
  • Swallow Hotels
  • trail: Secret Lives: Errol Flynn
  • trail: The Fragile Heart
  • VW Polo
  • AA
  • HMV – Dodgy
  • Eagle Star Direct
  • The Economist – Henry Kissinger
  • Kodak
  • Texaco
  • Swallow Hotels
  • trail: The Fragile Heart
  • Boddington’s
  • Cellnet
  • Strepsils
  • National Lottery
  • Boursin
  • Nissan Primera
  • trail: The Deer Hunter
  • trail: Brookside
  • Budweiser
  • Intel Pentium
  • AA
  • Nurofen
  • Andersen Consulting
  • Nissan Primera
  • trail: Wanted
  • trail: TFI Friday
  • Our Price: Babyface
  • Nat West
  • Intel Pentium
  • Holsten Pils – Denis Leary
  • Bacardi
  • Clearasil
  • Marmite
  • Radio Rentals

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