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.

Summary

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.

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Cast

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

Details

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

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