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

The Mary Whitehouse Experience

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1990 - 1992
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Topical TV comedy show based on the radio series of the same name. Starred double acts Punt & Dennis and Newman & Baddiel. Stars David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and Melanie Hudson

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

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1990 - 1992
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
13 (1 pilot + 2 series)
Creator
Bill Dare
Stars
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune: Jack to the Sound of the Underground by Hithouse.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th November -0001 on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Monday 30th November -0001 on BBC Two

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