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.

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