Drop the Dead Donkey

Drop the Dead Donkey

1990 - 2001, Comedy
Hilarious comedy about a British TV newsroom.
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Episode Guide

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Final Chapter (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Final Chapter

    Nothing goes as planned when staff members prepare big changes in their second careers.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - A Bit Of Atmosphere (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    A Bit Of Atmosphere

    Damien's fainting spells get worse; Henry gets a job on children's television; Joy's sketches are displayed in a gallery.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - George Finds Love (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    George Finds Love

    Sally is thrilled to have a rich new fiance.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - But Is It Art? (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    But Is It Art?

    Sally dates older men; George meets Henry's niece; Helen tells her mother that she's a lesbian.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Diaries (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Diaries

    Helen tells her father that she's a lesbian; Henry and Sally look for other jobs; Dave tries to get fired.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Beasts, Badgers and Bombshells (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Beasts, Badgers and Bombshells

    Roy Merchant makes a promise not to cut jobs.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Newsmakers (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Newsmakers

    A documentary crew films the demise of Globelink news.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Sex 'n Death (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Sex 'n Death

    George gets sick; Henry receives bad news; Gus has disturbing dreams.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Graveyard Shift (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Graveyard Shift

    Helen has company on the night shift; George has a mind-altering experience; Joy reveals an unusual relationship.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Luck (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:


    Henry suffers midlife crisis; Sally makes a show of herself; Damien discovers he is not invincible.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Dave and Diana (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Dave and Diana

    Rumors run rampant; psychologist appraises mental health at Globelink.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Henry's Diary (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Henry's Diary

    Henry writes of his colleagues in the newspaper column; Gus plans a celebrity dinner; George prepares for a public debut.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - George's Car (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    George's Car

    Dave is anxious about his wedding.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Charnley in Love (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Charnley in Love

    Sally dislikes her face; George gets a puppy; Dave tries to be faithful.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Path of True Love (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Path of True Love

    Helen and Gus both have new women in their lives.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - What Are Friends for? (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    What Are Friends for?

    Gus has a date with destiny; a visit from John Major.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Bird of Doom (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Bird of Doom

    Gus hires a low-budget security firm; a hawk is hired to attack pigeons.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Godless Society (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Godless Society

    Gus tries to impress potential investors; a bishop loses his faith.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Inside the Asylum (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Inside the Asylum

    Helen is robbed; a friend is offered Henry; Sally returns after a nervous breakdown.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Damien and the Weather Girl (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Damien and the Weather Girl

    Damien dates the new weather girl.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Wedding (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Wedding

    Henry stays with Gus after his house floods; Dave arranges a stag party.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Strike (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Strike

    The staff goes on strike when Gus threatens layoffs.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Henry's Autobiography (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Henry's Autobiography

    Henry writes his life story; George is in a panic over an interview; Sally shoots a fitness video.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Sally gets the assignment in Acapulco; George becomes more mean.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Crime Time (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Crime Time

    Gus struggles to find crimes for his new program; Dave tries to forget his upcoming birthday.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Sally in TV Times (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Sally in TV Times

    Joy considers posing nude; Gus reveals the new Globelink logo.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Helen's Parents (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Helen's Parents

    Helen has not told her parents that she is a lesbian.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Births and Deaths (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Births and Deaths

    Damien receives death threats.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Day of the Mum (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Day of the Mum

    George is invited to his ex-wife's wedding; Damien's mother visits the newsroom.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Quality Time (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Quality Time

    Gus recovers from heart troubles; Joy trains for an appearance on "Gladiators."

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Undiscovered Country (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Undiscovered Country

    The newsroom deals with Damien's car troubles and George's acting aspirations.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Awards (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    A story about Sir Royston is revealed at the British News Awards ceremony.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - George and His Daughter (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    George and His Daughter

    George seeks his delinquent daughter; a South American dictator turns the tables on Damien.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Paintball (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:


    The team bond during a woods weekend in playing paint-ball.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Joy (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:


    Rejected by her married lover, Joy becomes a monster of efficiency.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The New Newsreader (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The New Newsreader

    Henry and Sally plot against the new member of the team, while Dave tries to charm her.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Lady Merchant (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Lady Merchant

    Sexual harassment surfaces in the newsroom; Damien tracks an alleged Nazi war criminal.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Sally's Libel (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Sally's Libel

    Sally sues a newspaper for libel; a gorilla wreaks havoc; Gus blackmails to ensure support for Sally.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Helen'll Fix It (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Helen'll Fix It

    Helen won't reveal sources; Gus vetos Damien's report on prostitution.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Henry's Lost Love (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Henry's Lost Love

    Henry's ex tells him she is remarrying; Dave wins a fortune gambling, then loses the betting slip.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Sally's Accountant (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Sally's Accountant

    Gus plots efficiency-minded Helen's downfall; Henry uses Sally's accountant.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - In Place of Alex (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    In Place of Alex

    Gus and George interview replacements for Alex.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Christmas Party (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Christmas Party

    The aftermath of the Globelink Christmas party.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Dave's Day (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Dave's Day

    The pressure becomes too much for Dave.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - George's Daughter (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    George's Daughter

    George resists pressure to quash a documentary; overenthusiastic Henry composes a rival's obituary.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Evangelist (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Evangelist

    Sally's grandmother's ashes disappear; an exclusive story is a hoax.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Damien Down and Out (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Damien Down and Out

    Damien lives as a have-not to report how it is; George's marriage falls apart.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Don't Mention the Arabs (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Don't Mention the Arabs

    The staff is stunned when Sally announces she has found God.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Hoax (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    Damien discovers he is not the only one who can fabricate a story.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Alex and the Intrepretor (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Alex and the Intrepretor

    A visiting Soviet proposes to Alex; Damien needs more dead people for a story.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Drunk Minister (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Drunk Minister

    Sally's on-screen demeanor belies her nature; George doubts a story's veracity.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Baseball (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    A charity softball tournament turns into war.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Henry and Dido (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Henry and Dido

    Sally brings her dog to the office; a would-be starlet dazzles Henry.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Trevorman Cometh (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Trevorman Cometh

    Globelink faces staffing cuts; efficiency efforts cause chaos.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Gulf Report (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Gulf Report

    The station owner's daughter spends a week in the newsroom; Gus quashes a Gulf War report.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Big Day (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Big Day

    George can't decide who will interview the prime minister.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Death, Disaster 'n' Damien (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Death, Disaster 'n' Damien

    Damien's coverage of an execution and an animal-liberation raid goes awry.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The Root of All Evil (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Root of All Evil

    Gus' economizing threatens Damien's bribery; publicity benefits Sally; petty theft worries the staff.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - The New Approach (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The New Approach

    Gus seeks to identify causes of stress; Henry and David disagree; Damien seems calm.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Special Branch Raid the Newsroom (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Special Branch Raid the Newsroom

    Gun considers running a story about M-16.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Old Father Time (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Old Father Time

    Denizens of a British TV newsroom wrangle. With David Swift, Victoria Wicks.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - A Blast From the Past (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    A Blast From the Past

    Prince Philip annoys Gus; Alex is singed by an old flame; Damien sets fire to a Buddhist.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - A Clash of Interests (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Clash of Interests

    The management and newsreaders clash over petty issues.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - Sally's Arrival (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Sally's Arrival

    A charming newsreader masks her callous personality.

  • Drop the Dead Donkey - A New Dawn (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A New Dawn

    The staff of Globelink faces up to having a megalomaniac as their new owner.

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