Not The Nine O’Clock News, 1979

A true classic of it’s time, that’s still just as funny today.  This comedy sketch show ran for 27 episodes over 4 series between 1979 and 1982 as an alternative to the BBC1 Nine O’Clock News.


Not The Nine O’Clock News was a satirical sketch show based around current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos and spoof television formats it launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith amongst others.









Rowan Atkinson
Pamela Stephenson
Mel Smith
Griff Rhys Jones
Chris Langham (Series 1)


Channel: BBC2
Produced By: John Lloyd
Original Transmission Dates: 16th October 1979 – 8th March 1982

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