As a teenager in about 1980 I really used to look forward to 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' and also enjoyed books associated with the series (Not the Royal Wedding and Not 1982 etc.) She has impeccable timing, sharp writing, and an apparently effortless ability to connect with her crowd. This is just one of the many favourites I have in my collection. There’s no secret. Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules! Noted for its topical sketches and skits, it made stars of Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys-Jones and Pamela Stephenson. By: ... Constable Savage: Racist Police (Not The Nine O'Clock News) Thread starter r00fie1; Start date Nov 29, 2020; r00fie1 Well-known member. I'm an avid collector of vintage British TV shows on DVD. / Re-Altered Images / Cricket Commetary / Snooker commentary / Home Organ / Man, outside phone box / Tomorrow's World / New Glee / Holiday Habits / Commission for Racial Equality / The Not Team At Home With Their Son / Grow Up You Bastards / Hamlet Advert Skit / Ploughman's Lunch / Mannequins / Pushing a car / Suicide, Sketches: Taxi in restaurant / Breathalyser / Train Driver / Job Creation Scheme / Punk badge / Air dryers / Hospital signs / Mr Bazouki / Aleebee / Cappuccino / National Bank Of Poland / Criminal driver / Nun stunt, display / Polish Show / Nice Video Shame About The Song / Caber tosser, Please read the following before uploading. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1, it features satirical sketches on then-current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. She is an actress, known for Superman III (1983), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Motherf*****, that’s you! How wild is that concept? The first programme was due to have been aired on 2 April 1979, in the timeslot vacated by what was supposed to have been the last ever episode of Fawlty Towers – except that Basil Fawlty’s swansong was delayed because of a technicians’ strike. Not the Nine O’Clock News was the neonatal ward of that rebirth. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In fact, the brevity of many of the skits often exceeded those of its near-direct descendent, The Fast Show. No, wait ... zorro_mfc Well-known member. Come on. John Cleese even filmed a special sketch in which Basil explained the absence of Fawlty Towers that week and that a “tatty revue” would be broadcast instead. Back up to: Not the Nine O'Clock News. Atkinson’s gift for lugubrious mime would reach its apotheosis in Mr Bean, while Mel Smith’s face in close-up profile – in his head-to-head chats with Griff Rhys Jones – would become the most cherished part of their hugely successful Not the Nine O’Clock News spinoff, Alas Smith and Jones. or even redactable (Cyril Smith and Jimmy Savile as innocent figures of fun), but a lot of it still remains relevant, from pornographic pop videos and the dearth of hospital beds to one skit in which Atkinson plays a hardline MP addressing the Tory party conference on immigration and crime – even if, unlike her fictional counterpart, Priti Patel wouldn’t use the “n word”. They’re like, ‘Oh, OK, you guys go ahead and be the Nineties. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Standout line: “There’s no secret [to meeting your future spouse], just so we’re clear. Do you understand what self-deprecation means when it comes from somebody who already exists in the margins? “I was absolutely livid!”. She has been married to Billy Connolly since December 20, 1989. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. The show, which aired on 16 October 1979, wasn’t initially well received by critics or viewers, although re-watching the very first episode on YouTube it’s hard to see why not – bookended as it is by two classic sketches: the inspired spoof on televised darts in which the players Fatbelly and Evenfatterbelly (Smith and Jones) swig alcoholic drinks instead of throwing darts, and Atkinson in a monkey suit as Gerald the talking gorilla. Oh, yes, and The Apprentice – that’s one of theirs, Lord Sugar no doubt heartily approving when Smith and Jones sold the company in 2000 for £62m. These days there is no shortage of satirical news programmes, from Mock the Week to Have I Got News for You to The Mash Report and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. Smith and Jones’s greatest legacy, however, turned out to be off-screen. © 2021 TV.COM, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. They have three children. It’s not humility, it's humiliation. Search titles only. Or, at least, it would be… eventually. Complete your Not The Nine O'Clock News collection. Amazon.de: Finden Sie Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. Find Not the 9 O'Clock News discography, albums and singles on AllMusic The first London Comedy Store was hosting nights featuring what would later come to be known as “alternative comedy” – that’s to say, hostile to the traditional rote of sexist and racist gags that came to be personified in Bernard Manning, but which back then was the depressing norm. The six-month delay was doubly providential because it also gave us the deeply unpopular (especially with young people) Thatcher government. In 1981, while still working on Not the Nine O’Clock News, they created their own production company, Talkback Productions, initially to make humorous training videos in the style of John Cleese’s Video Arts. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Not The Nine O'Clock News - Not The Nine O'Clock News... at Discogs. Producer John Lloyd had assembled a team of comedians around the still relatively unknown Rowan Atkinson for a topical sketch show to be called Not the Nine O’Clock News – because it was scheduled on BBC2 against the main BBC1 evening news bulletin. Search . Pamela Stephenson, Actress: Superman III. are gold. You must go to it.’”, Standout line: “I have built a career out of self-deprecating humour and I don’t want to do that anymore. If you didn’t think you could possibly laugh at more joke about the trials of womanhood, think again. There’s also a skit on Question Time, and while today’s under-50s might never have heard of Labour politician Frances Morrell or trade unionist Clive Jenkins, they will be familiar with the format of the programme. Her unapologetic takes on motherhood and marriage (did you know she makes a lot more money than her husband and she’s not sorry?) This special is actually made up of two shows, Dark and Jigsaw. Blackadder would showcase Atkinson’s verbal dexterity, but Not the Nine O’Clock News introduced his rubbery facial expressions, matched if not exceeded by Mel Smith’s wonderfully mobile features – a countenance that one obituarist described after Smith’s untimely death in 2013 as “mugging with a deadpan virtuosity rarely seen since Oliver Hardy in his pomp”. / Rubik Cube / Valentine / Advert for the SDP / No dogs, smoking, bikes / Stunt cops and robbers / Bank / The Price Of Petrol /, Kangaroo Meat Advert / Wildebeest / Mad Colonel / Umbrellas / Financial Times / Post Office / Roland Davies / Contac 2000, Credits: Ivan The Awful / Game For A Laugh / Public Toilet / Wine Tasting / Home Wine Kit / Aussie Pilot / Does God Exist? Alternative comedy would truly come of age three years later with the intersecting casts of The Young Ones and The Comic Strip, but it was Not the Nine O’Clock News that paved the way, with its bold refusal to indulge in lazy sexist and racist stereotypes or rely on Two Ronnies-style innuendo and overscripted sketches. callumdocherty@mail.com In the age of Johnson, Corbyn, Trump and Putin, it’s perhaps no surprise that Spitting Image is to be revived after 23 years. ), then you’re going to love her in Hard Knock Wife (her second Netflix special and a follow-up on her 2016 debut Baby Cobra). The BBC sketch show not only kick-started ‘alternative comedy’ and some of the most influential careers in British comedy, writes Gerard Gilbert, but also the second great age of TV satire, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Nov 29, 2020 #1 41 years ago! Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The Scene: Constable Savage [NOMEN EST OMEN! Not The Nine O'Clock News was a satirical show broadcast on BBC2 (UK) from 1979 to 1982. Her show is a delightful mix of reality checks and insightful takes. Not the Nine O'Clock News is a British television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Created by producer John Lloyd in collaboration with Sean Hardie, the series was a fast-paced, frequently satirical show which gave many British comedy writers their first big break. Episode 6. Without Not the Nine O’Clock News, we may have never seen it in the first place. Not the Nine O'Clock News is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Not the Nine O'Clock News ist eine Sketche aus dem Jahr 1979 mit Rowan Atkinson und Mel Smith. Which I guess… makes me a f****** inventor. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Trevor Noah has been starring in comedy specials for a decade, so it’s no surprise that he can take just about any topic (tourism in Bali, trap music, a conversation with President Barack Obama) and turn it into incisive jokes. 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. As for Pamela Stephenson, she had tired of comedy by the mid-Eighties, married Billy Connolly and trained as a psychologist with a successful practice in Beverley Hills. Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. Christmas Write Your Own Radio Times Billing Contest. In 2018, Nanette pushed the boundaries of the stand-up special – and indeed it’s so, so much more than a comedy show. That’s never happened. New York native Iliza Shlesinger brings a fresh take on topics from modern dating to wedding planning headaches. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1980 Vinyl release of Not The Nine O'Clock News... on Discogs. GRAMMOPHONE - Rowan Atkinson - Sketch from Not The Nine o'Clock News Should I go on Shark Tank?”, Standout line: “As a parent – no, I’m not a parent, but I like speaking for other people, because I’m white, middle-class and male, and that’s what my people do.”. But it was Mrs Thatcher and her hugely divisive administration that was the gift that kept on giving to satirists, and John Lloyd, whose first TV production job this was, would go on to help create the defining lampoon of the era, Spitting Image. / Shoplifters / Restaurant / Porn Photographer / Sommelier / One For The Birds / Roughage K / Snooker / Tomorrow's World - Microchip / Hit and, run incident / Strange ID parade / Comedy Chestnuts / Shop Stewards / Jackanory, Sketches: Bankrupt / Ask The Family / What's The Time Mr Wolf? You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Alternative funsters: (from left) Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones in 1980. I’m gonna be 35 when I get married. During her premiership, TV satire, dormant since the early Sixties and the era of Beyond the Fringe and That Was the Week That Was, rose again with a vengeance. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Nov 29, 2020 #2 Thank goodness things have moved on since then. Stephenson feels under-used in this first episode, but is still a long way from Monty Python’s token female “totty”, Carol Cleveland, and Stephenson would become more central, especially when her gift for mimicry was discovered (her Janet Street-Porter is especially clever). Not The Nine O'Clock News. But back in 1979, Not the Nine O’Clock News was little short of revolutionary – or, as contemporary newspaper critics would have it, “extremely offensive” and … Just 16 days after the Thatcher election victory that was to inspire a new satire boom, something else was brewing in incongruous surroundings above a Soho strip club. There was this one station manager that said, and this is a quote: ‘No one’s going to watch it. 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