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The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Image shows from L to R: Steve Punt, Rob Newman, David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis. Copyright: BBC.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience

BBC Two sketch show. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1990 - 1992. Stars David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and Melanie Hudson.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience

Topical TV comedy show based on the radio series of the same name. Starred double acts Punt & Dennis and Newman & Baddiel

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1990 - 1992
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
13   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Creator
Bill Dare
Starring
David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and Melanie Hudson
Writers
David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt
Director
Marcus Mortimer
Producers
Marcus Mortimer and William Sargent

The Mary Whitehouse Experience was a topical comedy show starring David Baddiel, Robert Newman, Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt. It began on radio in 1988, before transitioning to television in 1990. The show mixed stand-up comedy monologues with sketches and impressions.

The most famous sketch from the show is History Today. Newman & Baddiel play two old historians, who discuss an important historical issue in a very childish fashion.

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