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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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1982   1980   1979  
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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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In 1995, eight re-cut and condensed (to make it "faster and funnier than ever") compilation episodes were broadcast on BBC 2 as "The Best of Not The Nine O'clock News". They were then released on two separate videotapes (and later on DVD) as "The Gorilla Kinder Lingers" and "Nice Video Shame About The Hedgehog". The original broadcast has never been released on DVD and has rarely been repeated. This is primarily because the original episodes in their entirety lampooned events that were in the news at the time. See more »

Quotes

[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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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

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Classic sketches, even if you can't remember the '80s
8 August 2000 | by DeadDogSee 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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Country:

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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1.33 : 1
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