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Not The Nine O'Clock News. Image shows from L to R: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones. Copyright: Getty Images
Not The Nine O'Clock News

Not The Nine O'Clock News

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1979 - 1982
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

Popular satirical sketch show of the late 70s and early 80s starring Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson. Also features Chris Langham.

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Not The Nine O'Clock News. Image shows from L to R: Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1979 - 1982
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
27 (4 series), plus 4 highlights specials
Stars
Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones and Chris Langham
Writers
Richard Curtis, Laurie Rowley, Colin Bostock-Smith, Andy Hamilton, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick, Guy Jenkin and more
Directors
Bill Wilson and Geoff Posner
Producers
John Lloyd and Sean Hardie
Company

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 16th October 1979 at 9pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 27th March 2016 at 2:55am on Gold
  • Sunday 20th March 2016 at 2:05am on Gold
  • Sunday 20th March 2016 at 1:30am on Gold

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