Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

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1982   1980   1979  
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

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16 October 1979 (UK)  »

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Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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At its peak, not the nine 'o' clock news was attracting 18 million viewers a week in the 1980s. See more »

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Sergeant: Savage, why do you keep arresting this man?
Constable Savage: He's a villain, sir.
Sergeant: ...A villain.
Constable Savage: And a jailbird, sir.
Sergeant: I know he's a jailbird, Savage, he's down in the cells now! We're holding him on a charge of being caught in possession of curly black hair and thick lips!
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Classic satire!!
29 April 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

When I went to school in Denmark the greatest joy was to recite the surreal dialog from the team behind Not the Nine o'clock News with my mates. Granted, some of the more malicious jokes must have appealed more to the younger audience than grown-ups with true knowledge of famine and war - but on the whole - it was the greatest introduction to British society and language usage next to Monty Python. Some of the gags were so classical - I've never forgotten them: The court sketch with the judge and the lawyers arguing over how to prenounce "alibi" or the smash-hit-music-video "Good video - shame about the song - oh oh" with the title repeated again and again while all effort was put into making a state of the art video worthy of MTV. I do hope that the DVD will be released in Denmark too - it's classic fun from the eighties! :0D


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