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Not the Nine O'Clock News 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1979–1982)
British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Various Roles / ... 28 episodes, 1979-1982
Mel Smith ...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
Pamela Stephenson ...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
Griff Rhys Jones ...  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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Comedy

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UK

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English

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1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei yhdeksän uutiset See more »

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(27 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Langham was originally one of the main cast members, but was asked to leave at the end of the first series due to creative differences. See more »

Quotes

Various roles: [opens a back door and shouts] Why don't you grow up, you little bastards?
Various roles: What's the matter, dear?
Various roles: Nothing, I'm just talking to the plants.
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Alternate Versions

The series was edited down to eight 25-minute compilation episodes in 1995; these have been released on video, and are the versions used for repeats on British TV. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Young Ones: Bambi (1984) See more »

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Great British Comedy
5 August 2005 | by Slick_By_natureSee all my reviews

Forget everything de_niro_2001 said about Not the Nine O'Clock News. This is absolutely brilliant comedy that relied heavily on the events of the period it was made in. This makes it sometimes a little bit out of date but if you know anything about the period it was made in, or remember that period, you can still laugh very hard. Too bad they don't offer the complete series for sale on DVD. I would certainly buy it. All members of the cast went on to have great careers. The young Rowan Atkinson is hilarious and Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith are very very funny. Pamela Stephenson, as the only woman of the cast, is great in doing impressions of news readers. She also often plays an interviewer providing the other cast members with the setting to deliver their material. Like in the interview with Mel Smith as the trainer of a talking gorilla (played by Rowan Atkinson). For now you can only buy 2 compilation DVD's. If you love sarcasm and irony, this is a series for you. If you loved Blackadder, this is a series for you. Just give it a chance, to watch it is to love it.


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