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

BBC Two sketch show. 27 episodes (4 series), 1979 - 1982. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Chris Langham and Griff Rhys Jones.

The Best Of Not The 9 O'Clock News - Volume Two

The Best Of Not The 9 O'Clock News - Volume Two

Second volume of the best bits from the influential BBC alternative comedy show that ran from 1979 to 1982, mixing news clippings and archive material with monologues and music to satirise media, society and current affairs. The show was a launchpad for the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson.

Sketches included are: 'Nobble Button', 'Not the Parrot Sketch', 'Jenkins' Pee', 'Nine to Five Wildebeest', 'Schmidt's Old Shag', 'National Health Beds', 'University Challenge', 'Cappucino', 'I Like Trucking', 'Join the Russian Army', 'Campari and Soda', 'Non-Diet Pepsi' and 'Nice Video Shame About the Song'.

First released: Saturday 30th August 2003

  • Distributor: BBC
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 98
  • Subtitles: English

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