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15 February 1967 (UK) See more »
Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion... See more »
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Precursor to Monty Python and The Goodies See more (5 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 8)

John Cleese ... Himself - Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1967)

Graham Chapman ... Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1967)
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1967)

Marty Feldman ... Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1967)
Aimi MacDonald ... Herself - Host (13 episodes, 1967)
Jo Kendall ... Various / ... (13 episodes, 1967)

Series Directed by
Ian Fordyce (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
Tim Brooke-Taylor (13 episodes, 1967)
Graham Chapman (13 episodes, 1967)
John Cleese (13 episodes, 1967)
Marty Feldman (13 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
David Frost .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Design by
John Newton Clarke (5 episodes, 1967)

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30 min (13 episodes)
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All but three episodes of this show were accidentally erased. By 2003, six complete episodes (of the 13 editions made) now exist. Some film extracts from six of the seven remaining "missing" episodes exist in the form of some "compilation" episodes that were sold to Swedish TV years ago. Complete audio recordings exist for all episodes.See more »
Various Characters:[as undercover policeman] Do I 'ave to be Doris, sir? It's such a mousy name.
Various Characters:Well, what would you prefer?
Various Characters:Bubbles, sir.
Various Characters:Bubbles? Well, Bubbles it is then.
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Referenced in What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Precursor to Monty Python and The Goodies, 4 January 2009
Author: ingemar-4 from Sweden

I watched the DVD release of the surviving material from "At last the 1948 show" and enjoyed it very much.

The show is a funny humor show, more "classic" in its form than Monty Python and The Goodies. Ami MacDonald is a self-centered hostess pushing herself at any possible moment, while Cleese, Chapman, Brooke-Taylor and Feldman do sketches in-between.

MacDonald is really the most daring part. Otherwise, much is classic punchline-driven sketches. However, beyond the punchlines and laughter tracks, you can feel the humor of what was to come. There are sketches very much in Monty Python-style (for example, "Let's speak English"), as well as Goodies style "Chartered accountant dance"). The show is most famous for including the original "Four Yourshiremen", which was written by Feldman and Brooke-Taylor, later used by Monty Python despite not really being their style. (There shouldn't be a punchline in a Monty Python sketch.)

Fans of Marty Feldman, Monty Python or the Goodies (or why not all three?) will like this both for its humor and its historic/nostalgic value.

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