Not the Nine O'Clock News

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Original run: 16 Oct 1979 – 8 Mar 1982

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy

Network: BBC TWO UK

Watched by: 37 of 675 992 0.01%

Total running time: 10 hours 16 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.9 of 10 2 165

MyShows rating: 4.21 of 5 14


Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1. It featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. The show featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as Chris Langham in the first series.

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