Unaired Pilot 

TV-PG | | Comedy | Episode aired 1979
Unaired pilot for "Not the 9 o'clock news", introduced by Basil Fawlty and ended by Manuel (because it was to have followed closely on the last episode of Fawlty Towers). Otherwise very similar in format to how the series later took off.

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Peter Spence (as Pieter Spence), Chris Miller | 9 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Llewellyn ... Bob Hope (voice) (as Rhoodie Llewellyn)
Rowan Atkinson ... Various (as Rowan van Atkinson)
Chris Emmett Chris Emmett ... Denis Healey (voice) (as Chris van Emmett)
Willoughby Goddard ... Various (as Willoughby van Goddard)
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ... Various (as Christopher van Godwin)
John Gorman John Gorman ... Various (as John van Gorman)
Jonathan Hyde ... Various (as Jonathan van Hyde)
Chris Langham ... Various (as Chris van Langham)
Wanda Rokicki ... Daance Volkgruppe Tepid Chitchat
Libby Roberts Libby Roberts ... Daance Volkgruppe Tepid Chitchat
Teresa Lucas Teresa Lucas ... Daance Volkgruppe Tepid Chitchat
Claire Lutter Claire Lutter ... Daance Volkgruppe Tepid Chitchat
Chrissy Wickham Chrissy Wickham ... Daance Volkgruppe Tepid Chitchat
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Unaired pilot for "Not the 9 o'clock news", introduced by Basil Fawlty and ended by Manuel (because it was to have followed closely on the last episode of Fawlty Towers). Otherwise very similar in format to how the series later took off.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Release Date:

1979 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Scheduled for broadcast on BBC2 on the 2nd of April 1979, but pulled at the eleventh hour and never broadcast. See more »

Crazy Credits

End credits start with the statement "This show has been funded without any help from the South African Government", then lists the title as "Naat Der Nein O'Cloeck News" and proceeds to list all cast and crew members names with fake South African spelling. See more »

Connections

References Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) See more »

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