British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.
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...  Various Roles / ... 28 episodes, 1979-1982
...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
...  Various Roles 27 episodes, 1979-1982
...  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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Also Known As:

Ei yhdeksän uutiset  »

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Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith would work together again in Bean (1997), which Smith directed. See more »

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[a ticket tout solicits a man in a theatre lobby]
Scalper: Psst... here... want a couple of tickets for the Osmonds concert tonight?
Man: Osmonds concert? No.
Scalper: Yeah...! Best seats, no rubbish, front stalls.
Man: How much?
Scalper: Fiver each?
Man: Alright.
Scalper: Two front stalls...
[hand the man two tickets]
Scalper: and five and five...
[...]
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Classic sketches, even if you can't remember the '80s
8 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The reason that NTNON isn't remembered as much as it could be is the sheer topicality of many of the sketches. The company bosses acceding to the increasingly outrageous demands of the Union bosses - "and his daughter to be phased in at a later date" - are still funny, but were probably funnier still at the time. Of course, there are plenty of other sketches that don't require a full knowledge of Britain in the early Thatcher years to appreciate, and if you ever get the chance, it's worth catching them.

And the songs are still brilliant. Altogether now - " I Like Trucking"


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