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Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 1 & Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2 - (DVD) - £3.49 Each @ Amazon

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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
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Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 1

Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2

Volume 1 £3.49 at Play too - next best £4.75 at HMV

Volume One of Not the Nine O'Clock News comprises 98 minutes of early material from the sketch show that ran between 1979 and 1982. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys-Jones, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson and coscripted by Richard (Blackadder) Curtis among others, it wasn't especially ground-breaking by the standards of Monty Python or contemporary series such as The Young Ones, but it did provide some pretty blunt belly-laughs at the major social and political concerns of the era: Thatcher, Reagan, police brutality, the prospect of nuclear war. The latter makes for an excellent Question Time spoof, in which, with the four-minute warning having sounded, a panel of politicians continue bleating on their own agenda ("Three million people are going to die unemployed!").

Atkinson's stuff is among the best here, be it as a hideous young Tory, or as Gerald the Gorilla, now civilised to a fault by the captor who caught him in the wild. ("Wild? I was livid!") The much-repeated bit of him walking into a tree, however, doesn't work as he clearly anticipates the collision. While the musical elements look inevitably dated and a lengthy sketch on darts players boozing reaches the "Yeah, we get the point" mark long before it reaches its end, it's surprising how topical much of this material remains decades on--a sketch involving an agonising gay vicar springs to mind--while time hasn't eroded the quality of much of the writing.
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#1
Nice video, shame about the song!
#2
What out hedgehogs,we like trucking !
#3
Great show. What a classic. Own these already, worth mentioning unfortunately they have been edited to be PC friendly.
#4
American Express ???
banned#5
classic show, heat given!
1 Like #6
Blender
Great show. What a classic. Own these already, worth mentioning unfortunately they have been edited to be PC friendly.


no ! oO surely not.thats sacrilege !
#7
The memory cunilingus . .

For PC, read control & censorship. Freedom ?? hahahaha
#8
Pizza with extra moocho lala!!
1 Like #9
NotTheNineOfClockNews
This party feels that we've been just a little too soft on these.......... BAST*&%^S


richp
Blender
Great show. What a classic. Own these already, worth mentioning unfortunately they have been edited to be PC friendly.


no ! oO surely not.thats sacrilege !


Sad sad sad, this PC crap is all becoming one big joke..... the way its going soon this kind of comedy will be illegal to own, hopefully i will be dead before that happens
3 Likes #10
Like food without seasoning
The very essence of these shows was to be as non-pc as possible.

Shame - release the full shows by series and I`m a buyer - the songs were often brilliant - gob on you, i like bouncing,trucking ... I could go on.

" Bouncing down the club with a bird named Dennis,
I mentioned that, in passing,I was pretty good at tennis,
she looked me up and down and said "it doesnt need announcing,
judging by the way your balls are bouncing"

classic
3 Likes #11
swede in a chemists shop (so it's in a scandinavian accent)

"i would like to buy some deodorant please"

"ball or aerosol?" replies the assistant.

"neither, i want it for my armpits"








Edited By: scrumpypaul on Feb 24, 2011 10:24: blah
1 Like #12
PC Savage sketch - priceless ... arrests included "being in possession of an offensive wife" and "wearing a loud shirt in the hours of darkness" - and all of the same person "A Mr Nelson Kodogo ... he wouldn't happen to be black by any chance?" "Can't say I ever noticed"
#13
Still got some of the original showings on VHS ! (NOT PC)
#14
I too wish they'd put the whole lot out as a DVD box set rather than two "best of " compilations. Like Python, it's some of the lesser-known sketches that are among the funniest.
#15
PC Savage sketch - priceless ... arrests included "being in possession of an offensive wife" and "wearing a loud shirt in the hours of darkness" - and all of the same person "A Mr Nelson Kodogo ... he wouldn't happen to be black by any chance?" "Can't say I ever noticed"

Forgot about that one - absolutely priceless - other charges I seem to recall included "smelling of foreign food and possession of curly black hair and rubber lips"

....wonder if that made it in in its entirety...



Edited By: tiberious on Feb 24, 2011 15:29
#16
classic sketches
#17
Cheers OP,just ordered.Agree these need a full release.I still have an off air tape of the first episode from the final series from febuary 1982(The one which starts with an Apollo rocket launching to the sound of an old diesel transit trying to churn into life!)
#18
"hes going for a double brandy"
#19
seanjames
"hes going for a double brandy"


"Oh no, it went it out it came out again"
#20
Memories of sketches keep coming back to me ... taken the only course of action and ordered both DVDs. Meanwhile while I wait I might dig out my old Not the Nine O'Clock News LP (Hedgehog Sandwich) and play it on my gramophone!
#21
I'm sorry sir, you can't come in here without a tie.

Edited By: roo07 on Mar 02, 2011 21:46

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