Drop the Dead Donkey Season 1
S01 E01Aug 9, 1990
A New Dawn Aug 9, 1990 Sir Roysten takes over at Globelink News, and puts Gus in charge. The Editor George tries to sack Damien for seeding crash sites,while he is filming , but Gus intercedes and Damien is only reprimanded.
S01 E02Aug 16, 1990
Sally's Arrival Aug 16, 1990 As Britain is threatened by Saddam Hussein with the Gulf war about to break out the staff have a bigger problem to contend with. The arrival of a new news reader, Sally Smedley.
S01 E03Aug 23, 1990
A Clash of Interests Aug 23, 1990 Gus tries to get Alex on his side in order to pressurise George to censor a story about a chemical spillage from a company owned by Sir Roysten. Dave updates the obituaries but Henry accidentally sees his and gets upset.
S01 E04Aug 30, 1990
A Blast from the Past Aug 30, 1990 Damien is doing a story on slum landlords but when they view the footage, Alex is staggered to learn that her ex husband is involved in the story. Sally and Henry have elocution lessons, and Sally appears on a TV telethon for charity.
S01 E05Sep 6, 1990
Old Father Time Sep 6, 1990 Henry's nephew comes to the office to gain work experience but everybody gets worked up as to just how young he is.
S01 E06Sep 13, 1990
Sex, Lies and Audiotape Sep 13, 1990 Alex has obtained a top secret audio tape, that the Government wants banned. Sally is taped making love to the sound man, but when Dave makes Henry a copy of Sally's tape, he accidentally uses the secret tape, thus erasing it.
S01 E07Sep 20, 1990
The New Approach Sep 20, 1990 Gus brings in a stress therapist to interview the staff and after a group session, a fight breaks out between Dave and Henry, so Gus fires the therapist. Dave persuades Henry to put money into a racehorse which turns out to be rubbish.
S01 E08Sep 27, 1990
The Root of All Evil Sep 27, 1990 Sally gets flowers from a secret admirer and when she loses her purse, Dave comes under suspicion, because he has been trying to borrow money. Gus goes on an economy drive.
S01 E09Oct 4, 1990
Death, Disaster 'n' Damien Oct 4, 1990 On location, Damien fakes a firing squad. He also gets injured organising an animal rights protest, but before he can film it, Alex steps in and the raid is cancelled. To make up for the cancellation and while he is in hospital he tries to film a heart operation.
S01 E10Oct 11, 1990
The Big Day Oct 11, 1990 Gus wants Sally to interview the Prime Minister when she comes to the studio, but Alex and George want Henry to do the interview. When an electrician fuses the lights the interview is called off. After Damien fakes another report, George threatens to sack him.