Not the Nine O'Clock News

Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1. It featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. The show featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as Chris Langham in the first series.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (1979 - 1982)
Schedule: Mondays (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Variety
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 4x06; Mar 8, 1982

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x06: ShameMar 8, 1982
4x05: Made in WalesMar 1, 1982
4x04: Show Twenty FiveFeb 22, 1982
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