Drop The Dead Donkey

The WORST episodes of Drop The Dead Donkey

Every episode of Drop The Dead Donkey ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Drop The Dead Donkey!

Welcome to the Globelink News team, primed and ready to bring you the latest news...somehow. Under the ineffective management of Gus, the team bicker, fight, tease, gamble and mock their way through the day's news. Their professional rivalries and domestic traumas are laid bare on the floor of the newsroom. Episodes were recorded close to transmission, to make use of contemporary news events, thus giving the programme a greater sense of realism. Created by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the series had an ensemble cast, making stars of Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Tompkinson and Neil Pearson.

Last Updated: 6/2/2022Network: Channel 4
A Blast from the Past
76 votes

#1 - A Blast from the Past

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/30/1990

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.

Don't Mention the Arabs
66 votes

#2 - Don't Mention the Arabs

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/1991

Sally has found religion. Henry is writing an obituary of a fellow journalist, who is seriously ill. George is under pressure to shelve Henry's documentary on human rights.

Alex and the Interpreter
66 votes

#3 - Alex and the Interpreter

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/1991

While George is on holiday Alex runs the office and gets involved with a Russian and his interpreter, who are here to see how the station is run. The Russian proposes, Alex turns him down, but the interpreter accepts. Dave gets her off the hook, by posing as her fiance. Damien is under pressure from Lynn Yates, a reporter from another TV station, to get the best stories..

The Big Day
66 votes

#4 - The Big Day

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/11/1990

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.

Sally's Libel
66 votes

#5 - Sally's Libel

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/1993

A new sports reporter joins the team. He is an ex-goalkeeper who conceded an easy goal during a cup tie and never lived it down. Sally sues a newspaper and wins her case but receives only 15 pence as her award.

Lady Merchant
65 votes

#6 - Lady Merchant

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/1993

Damien tries to interview a war criminal but realises that he has got the wrong man. Gus is seduced by Sir Roysten's wife.

66 votes

#7 - Baseball

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/1991

The staff are drafted into Gus's baseball team, just because he wants to get revenge on his older brother Julian. Meanwhile, the staff also use a photocopier repairman to see which stories are the best.

The Undiscovered Country
65 votes

#8 - The Undiscovered Country

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/1994

After going to the funeral of a colleague, Gus becomes very upset at the thought of death. Dave and Henry go on a bender. Damien is banned from driving. Sally goes to the opera.

The Evangelist
65 votes

#9 - The Evangelist

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/28/1991

The Reverend Earl Johnson wants Globelink to cover his shows, but Alex says no. Sally comes to her senses when Earl makes a pass at her. Damien reads the tarot cards, George becomes very upset over his marriage breakup.

Old Father Time
75 votes

#10 - Old Father Time

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/6/1990

Henry's nephew comes to the office to gain work experience but everybody gets worked up as to just how young he is.

A New Dawn
55 votes

#11 - A New Dawn

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/9/1990

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.

The Godless Society
37 votes

#12 - The Godless Society

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1996

A bishop loses his faith just before he is to be on a live GLN interview.

Death, Disaster 'n' Damien
68 votes

#13 - Death, Disaster 'n' Damien

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/4/1990

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.

The Newsmakers
38 votes

#14 - The Newsmakers

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/28/1998

A documentary crew films the demise of Globelink News.

The Root of All Evil
69 votes

#15 - The Root of All Evil

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/27/1990

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.

Dave's Day
65 votes

#16 - Dave's Day

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/1991

Dave goes to a counsellor to cure his gambling. Gus gives Dave a very important video tape to take to Sir Roysten, but during the trip the taxi is involved in a accident, and the tape is stolen.

The New Newsreader
65 votes

#17 - The New Newsreader

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/1993

A new news reader joins the staff but she is so good that Henry and Sally try to get her the sack. George tries to pluck up courage to ask Helen out but then he learns that she is a lesbian. Dave and Damien go pot holing and get trapped.

The Path of True Love
35 votes

#18 - The Path of True Love

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/1996

Helen holds a dinner party to introduce her lesbian friend to the rest of the office but Damien tries to break them up. Gus finally dates the woman he has been chatting to on the internet but he wants to use Dave's chat up lines. Sally does a radio advert.

Sex, Lies and Audiotape
74 votes

#19 - Sex, Lies and Audiotape

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/13/1990

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.

Sally in T.V. Times
64 votes

#20 - Sally in T.V. Times

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/1994

Anna is marrying George but she has an alternative motive. Sally is being interviewed by the TV Times. Joy propositions the photographer. Sally loses her baby.

65 votes

#21 - Joy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/1993

Joy is seeing a married man. After some advice from George, Joy tells his wife, he gets stabbed and Joy is a suspect. Henry and Sally argue over desk space. Dave and Damien fall out.

Directors: Liddy Oldroyd
Damien Down and Out
64 votes

#22 - Damien Down and Out

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/1991

While Damien lives on the streets to get to the bottom of a big story, Dave uses his credit cards. George's marriage is on the rocks.

65 votes

#23 - Paintball

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/1993

Gus takes the office on a war game weekend but Henry gets a black eye which forces him to drop out of a documentary that he was about to film. Damien discovers that Dave has slept with Helen.

Sally's Accountant
66 votes

#24 - Sally's Accountant

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/1993

Henry has money troubles so he gets Sally's accountant to help him out, but the accountant skips town with all his money. Henry interviews real life M.P.s Teddy Taylor and Ken Livingstone.

The Gulf Report
70 votes

#25 - The Gulf Report

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/1991

The book on Globelink News' coverage of the Gulf War is about to be published and George is to be interviewed on TV about it. Sally goes on childrens TV and gets dunked in the gunge tank. Sir Roysten's daughter comes to work at the office and starts dating Dave.

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