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.

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Legendary sitcom producer/director Sydney Lotterby dies

Producer and director Sydney Lotterby, whose credits include Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Porridge, The Liver Birds and As Time Goes By, has died at the age of 93.

British Comedy Guide, 30th July 2020

Do Not Adjust Your Set / At Last The 1948 Show review

Reviews of pre-Monty Python sketch series Do Not Adjust Your Set (*****) and At Last The 1948 Show. (***)

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 8th October 2019

DVD review: At Last the 1948 Show

You've all heard this one: four Yorkshiremen sit round a restaurant table and try to outdo each other with tales of how they had it tough when they were but lads. It's one of the most famous sketches to come from the Monty Python team, and has been restaged several times, including the album Monty Python Live at Drury Lane and the Amnesty International charity show and film The Secret Policeman's Ball. But in fact it's not a Python sketch at all. It first appeared on TV on At Last the 1948 Show.

Gary Couzens, The Digital Fix, 16th September 2019

Comedies crowd top 100 missing TV shows list

A list of the top 100 missing TV shows has been revealed, with comedies including The Liver Birds, Dad's Army, At Last The 1948 Show and The Frost Report making the list.

British Comedy Guide, 24th April 2018

'At risk' shows to be preserved by BFI

The Basil Brush Show, Do Not Adjust Your Set and At Last The 1948 Show are among the programmes in line for digital preservation by the British Film Institute.

Tim Masters, BBC News, 29th November 2016

At Last The 1948 Show episodes rediscovered

Starring John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor, two previously lost episodes of At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered.

British Comedy Guide, 16th September 2015

Missing 'At Last The 1948 Show' episodes found

Two previously missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered in the personal collection of Sir David Frost.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd October 2014