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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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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

Griff Rhys Jones replaced Chris Langham in the second series. He had appeared as a bit-player in the first series. See more »

Quotes

Various roles: Doctor. I can't feel my legs.
Various roles: Yes. We've had to amputate your arms.
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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

Remade as Not Necessarily the News (1982) See more »

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Classic satire!!
29 April 2006 | by lundkarinaSee all my reviews

When I went to school in Denmark the greatest joy was to recite the surreal dialog from the team behind Not the Nine o'clock News with my mates. Granted, some of the more malicious jokes must have appealed more to the younger audience than grown-ups with true knowledge of famine and war - but on the whole - it was the greatest introduction to British society and language usage next to Monty Python. Some of the gags were so classical - I've never forgotten them: The court sketch with the judge and the lawyers arguing over how to prenounce "alibi" or the smash-hit-music-video "Good video - shame about the song - oh oh" with the title repeated again and again while all effort was put into making a state of the art video worthy of MTV. I do hope that the DVD will be released in Denmark too - it's classic fun from the eighties! :0D


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