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Release Date:
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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Dangerously funny bizarre exotica. See more (5 total) »


 (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 (22 episodes, 1965-1970)
Dudley Moore (22 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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Referenced in Not Only But Always (2004) (TV)See more »


Why does the show feature poetry readings? This isn't normal in a sketch show.
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dangerously funny bizarre exotica., 5 April 2002
Author: mingmongmail from Barnsley, England

Not Only But Also... achieved the holy comedic grail of appealing to a mass prime team audience whilst still being breath-takingly original. The paralysing funny, but extraordinarily mundane, flat hat and macintoshed characters of Pete N Dud, philosophise about the universe and all it's contents, and how they have the nerve to intrude on the duo's trivial lives, all fuelled by vast quantities of doorstep thick sarnies and murky beer, devoured in a variety of locations, the zoo, the art gallery, the pub, even heaven.

A mixture of script and improvisation creates a joyous spontaneious anarchy between Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and the audience, an electricity which takes them all on a delightfully unpredictable ride through the esoteric recesses of Cook's mind, with inspired dud hanging on whilst sporting a look of horrific fascination - only by his ace clown's fingertips. You could write a series about this series. Highly quotable, dangerously funny, and that's just the Pete N Dud dialogues. Bizarre exotica which also includes leaping nuns.

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