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9 January 1965 (UK) See more »
Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 13)
Peter Cook ... Various Characters (22 episodes, 1965-1970)

Dudley Moore ... Various Characters (22 episodes, 1965-1970)

Series Directed by
Dick Clement (8 episodes, 1966)
Joseph McGrath (7 episodes, 1965)
James Gilbert (7 episodes, 1970)
Series Writing credits
Peter Cook (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dudley Moore (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Fuest (2 episodes, 1965)
Joseph McGrath (2 episodes, 1965)

Dick Clement (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dick Clement .... producer (8 episodes, 1966)
Joseph McGrath .... producer (7 episodes, 1965)
James Gilbert .... producer (7 episodes, 1970)

John Street .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Valerie Best (2 episodes, 1965)

Geoffrey Botterill (unknown episodes)
Ray Millichope (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Norman Vertigan (3 episodes, 1966)
Martin Johnson (2 episodes, 1965)

Rob Schilling (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Munn .... film cameraman (1 episode, 1965)
Stanley Speel .... film cameraman (1 episode, 1965)

Elmer Cossey .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Stewart A. Farnell .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ian Stone .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Trevor Aylward .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Jim Franklin .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Peter Knight .... music director (1 episode, 1965)
Series Other crew
Deirdre Vivian .... choreography (1 episode, 1965)

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • BBC2 (1965) (UK) (TV) (original airing)

Additional Details

45 min (22 episodes)
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Most of "Not Only... But Also..." was erased by the BBC under their policy of wiping master videotapes (which at that time were expensive) for reuse. Only eight of the original twenty-two episodes survive complete. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore had offered to buy the BBC new tapes, but they were refused. Compilations use material from foreign networks' copies and remaining 16mm film inserts.See more »
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Why does the show feature poetry readings? This isn't normal in a sketch show.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
What about the soapsuds?, 8 May 2004
Author: dblomberg from Toronto, Canada

I agree with the other commentators about the significance of this show. I think it is a tragedy that the BBC was so funding poor that it had to re-use the videotapes! But what about Poet's Corner, when the cream of Brit comedy would have to sit in a dunking chair and versify without skipping a beat--or else! Yes, The Goons started it, and Monty Python completed it, but perhaps it was consummated in Yes, Minister! If only Americans could develop this sense of humour, the world would be a different place. (But some of my best friends are Americans.) (When I tried to post this, I was told I needed to provide at least ten lines in my comment, or else it would't be posted. Does that strike you as something that Pete and Dud, Spike, and the Pythons would have parodied?)

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