Drop the Dead Donkey was a situation, satirical comedy, set inthe offices of "Globelink News", a fictional TV news company in thestyle of CNN, ITN, Sky News, etc. Globelink has been acquired by amulti-millionaire tycoon who prefers a more sensationalist stance tothe news. The characters were created to exaggerate the perceived ideasof office/media stereotypes and each programme was recorded close totransmission, allowing script changes to incorporate maximum topicalityin particularly of a political nature. The last scene, or voiceover forthe ending credits was filmed either the day before or even on the dayof broadcast to coincide with relative news stories. First aired in1990, Drop the Dead Donkey was an innovative comedy that launched the careers of several successful comic actors.