Drop the Dead Donkey.

Drop the Dead Donkey is a sitcom written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.


Singing cast (regular)

Singing cast (recurring/guest)

Non-singing cast


When media mogul Sir Roysten Merchant buys Globelink News, life at the TV station changes forever. Staffers struggle to help editor George Dent maintain the standards of a serious news business, while Gus Hedges, Sir Royston's right-hand man, tries to make the stories as sensational as possible - and to make sure no stories that might damage Sir Roysten's business empire ever make it on-air.

Musical numbers

Series One

The Big Day

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Lenny

Series Three

Helen'll Fix It

  • The Sun Has Got His Hat On - Sally

Lady Merchant

  • I Could Have Danced All Night - George


  • Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Joy

Series Four

Helen's Parents

  • Spread a Little Happiness - George

Henry's Autobiography

  • If I Were a Rich Man - Henry

The Strike

  • I'm Sitting on Top of the World - Gus

The Wedding

  • These Boots Are Made for Walking - Joy
  • There's No One Quite Like Grandma - Sally
  • I Don't Like Mondays - George

Series Five

The Godless Society

  • Old McDonald Had a Farm - Joy, Henry, Dave and Staff

Charnley in Love

  • Football's Coming Home - Joy, Helen and Staff
  • Football's Coming Home (reprise) - Tony Banks MP and Annie Coates

Dave and Diana

  • Going to Barbados - Henry

Series Six

But is it Art?

  • Love Hurts - Bernice and Helen

George Finds Love

  • Boom-oo-ya-ta-ta-ta - Damien, Dave, Joy and Henry