At Last The 1948 Show. Image shows from L to R: Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Aimi MacDonald, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman. Copyright: Rediffusion London.

At Last The 1948 Show

ITV sketch show with an A-list cast. 13 episodes (2 series) in 1967. Stars John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman and others.

Series 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th September 1967

After an introduction to (and from) The Lovely Aimi MacDonald, a doctor gives his patient the hard sell, and a criminal seeks refuge in a library. Meanwhile, Tim Brooke-Taylor visits a joke and novelties shop.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Tuesday 3rd October 1967

A gentlemen's tailor has a peculiar sales method; a TV game show has a less-than-genial host; rowdy Scots attend the ballet; and a beggar causes trouble at a bus stop.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Tuesday 10th October 1967

This week, a nightclub bouncer is made a fool of by a drunken patron; a series of deaths affect a gentlemen's club; a scientist suffers from an inferiority complex; Aimi shows of her Shakespearean skill; and there's awful confusion over hearing aids and contact lenses.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Tuesday 17th October 1967

A teach-yourself-German record includes some curious phrases; police fail to apprehend a pair of robbers; London commuters take to piggy-back; and a TV drama is interrupted by an estate agent.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Tuesday 24th October 1967

A man who believes he's a rabbit has a less-than-sympathetic psychiatrist; the Secret Service is forced to recruit the office boy for a Moscow mission; and a television interview with alligator wrestler Brian Instant quickly descends into anarchy.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Tuesday 31st October 1967

Tonight, Pete and Charlie bump into some very annoying holiday acquaintances, and Arthur S. Stoat ACA instructs dancing the Chartered Accountant. Meanwhile, two gents discuss the charisma of Sean Connery - and four Yorkshiremen have a moan.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Tuesday 7th November 1967

A current affairs show includes AWOL international reports, interviewers interviewing interviewers, and naked ladies. A train commuter is bothered by a very peculiar passenger, and a man is on the search for a house-trained chartered accountant.