|Original run:||16.10.1979 — 08.03.1982|
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Watched by:||45 of 814 264|
|Total running time:||10 hours 16 minutes|
|Episode duration:||22 min.|
|IMDB rating:||7.9 of 10 2 566|
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.