The Best of Not the Nine O'Clock News (Vol 1) 98:33. Left to right: Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Rowan Atkinson, and Griff Rhys Jones. Not The Nine O'Clock News - 'Oh Bosanquet' (7 single release, 1979) 2:45. Not The Nine O'Clock News - 'Gob On You' (7 single release, 1979) 1:51. The BBC's Comedy Blog entry for the 29th of July 2005, The BBC H2G2 Page for "Not the Nine O'clock News", Museum of Broadcast Communications: biographical information, International Emmy Award for Outstanding Popular Arts Programming, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Not_the_Nine_O%27Clock_News&oldid=981747050, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2019, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 October 2020, at 06:10. Langham's departure was touched upon, with Lloyd seeming to take the blame, though Atkinson had campaigned for Langham to be kept in the cast. Aside from Atkinson, the original cast comprised Christopher Godwin, John Gorman, Chris Langham, Willoughby Goddard, and Jonathan Hyde, and the first episode of a planned series was scheduled for 2 April 1979; this also featured Chris Emmett (impersonating Denis Healey), Robert Llewelyn (impersonating Bob Hope) and Hertz Rental (narrating general elections in Greenland). Both of these are available in one set, unavailable separately, in Region 1. When The Kingsmen recorded the hit version, their lyrics were indecipherable. Then-Prime Howard Goodall (subsequently composer of the theme music for Blackadder, Red Dwarf, and The Vicar of Dibley) was musical director. In 2005, Atkinson, Smith, Stephenson, Langham, and producer Lloyd reunited to talk to Sue MacGregor about the series. The programme was to be called Sacred Cows, but the news programme was chosen because of its larger quantity of sources. (Langham actually refused to speak to his former cast-mates for a number of years after he was fired, until appearing as a regular on Smith and Jones in the 1990s). An American adaptation, Not Necessarily the News ran for seven years, from 1983 to 1990 on the Home Box Office cable television channel. The songs was always my favourite section of the show. The second disc is titled Not in Front of the Audience and is a live recording of the cast's stage production. Not The Nine O'Clock News - Nice Video, Shame About The Song The series’ name derived from its schedule, as it originally aired on BBC2 at the same time as the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1. ; Not the Royal Wedding (the royal wedding in question being the marriage of Charles and Diana); and Not the General Election, a tie-in with the 1983 general election. Bill Wilson directed the first three series, while Geoff Posner handled the fourth. Not The Nine O'Clock News Song list. Lloyd and Hardie decided to re-cast the series, retaining Langham and Atkinson.  The same station had also previously produced a behind-the-scenes documentary on Not The Nine O'Clock News as part of their magazine series Studio B15. 2:34. NTNOCN: "American Express" (1980) by Michael James. Not the Royal Wedding was promoted by a little-known radio spin-off, Not the Nuptials, transmitted on BBC Radio 1. The pace was enhanced by jump-cutting between library clips, usually of politicians, royalty, or celebrities. , Two 'page-a-day' tear-off calendars, edited by John Lloyd and containing several contributions from Douglas Adams, were released in the early 1980s (Not 1982 and Not 1983). Hedgehog Sandwich and the first disc of The Memory Kinda Lingers were later combined on a BBC double-length cassette and double-CD set. This also happened at a time that the magazine National Lampoon, The Second City troupes and Saturday Night Live became showcases of alternative comedy in North America. ", Dolly Parton is just fine with Whitney Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You." Also published around this time was a spoof Orwellian edition of The Times newspaper, Not The 1984 Times, which – although widely assumed to be – was not actually connected to the series. . "The Ayatollah Song" b/w "Gob on You" (as featured in the TV show) and "I Like Trucking" b/w "Supa Dupa" were also released as singles. 1:59. The first was reprinted in 1995 as Not for Sale. For the second series, Langham was replaced by Griff Rhys-Jones, who had already appeared in minor roles, aside from having directed the radio series The Atkinson People. The Nine O'Clock News, a collection of classic material rewritten and restructured as a parody of the short-lived magazine Now! Basil's waiter Manuel, played by Andrew Sachs, also appeared at the end of the unaired episode, trying to get a joke about the Ayatollah's contact lenses. As the programme was originally scheduled to air in the time-slot occupied by Fawlty Towers, John Cleese was to have introduced the first episode in a sketch referring to a technicians' strike (then in progress) that hindered the production of the series, explaining (in character as Basil Fawlty) that there was no programme that week, so a "tatty revue" would be broadcast instead. Not The Nine O'Clock News. Not The Nine O'Clock News was produced by John Lloyd. Sketches were mostly self-contained, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes, and often had a degree of naturalism in performance. A total of 27 episodes of 25–30-minute duration were produced over four series. , Three books were released to tie in with the series: Not!  The second series of Not The Nine O’Clock News won the Silver Rose at the Montreux Festival and a BAFTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Programme in 1982. The original version of The Memory Kinda Lingers was a double LP. The songs from Not The Nine O'Clock News. The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television sketch comedy which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. However, the network controller reportedly liked the programme so much, that a second series of seven episodes was commissioned. The Reunion was broadcast on Radio 4 on 31 July 2005.. Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television sketch comedy which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Not The Nine O'Clock News became a stage production in Oxford and London in 1982, but the main performers decided to end the project while it was a success: Stephenson began a Hollywood film career, Atkinson recorded the first series of Blackadder in 1983, and Smith and Jones became a double act in Alas Smith and Jones. Baronet Oswald Ernald Mosley (1980) More Songfacts: Louie LouieThe Kingsmen "Louie Louie" was first recorded in 1955 by an R&B singer named Richard Berry, and his lyrics are easy to understand. The programme featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as Chris Langham in the first series. This link is included on the Region 2 DVD boxset of Fawlty Towers. These albums were very successful, with the first two both reaching the top ten of the UK albums chart, a rare feat for a spoken word album.  However, the producers accepted scripts for sketches from a wide range of writers, and ensured the programme remained topical by recording sketches only days before broadcast. Skits could include scenes such as a group of rural Americans at a barbecue singing several minutes of comical implausibles like "I'm prepared to believe that Nixon wasn't a crook; I'm prepared to believe Love Story's a readable book..." and finally concluding, "I believe that the devil is ready to repent; – but I can't believe Ronald Reagan is president.". In August 2003, these videos were released on DVD under the title of The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock News: Volume One, with The Best of Not The Nine O'Clock News: Volume Two following a year later. However, the 1979 general election intervened, and the programme was pulled as too political, being replaced with a rerun of the American sitcom Rhoda.. "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog features Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, and was Vedder's first music video. 2:44. I just want my cash.". For example, one spoof news element might include a routine announcement that NASA had once again announced a delay in the launch of its Space Shuttle owing to technical difficulties, as the screen showed the shuttle on its launch pad with oxygen streaming off the tanks, overlaid with the sound of a car engine turning over but not starting. The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album. A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers. 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 series launched the careers of several high-profile actors and writers, and also led to other comedic series including Blackadder and Alas Smith and Jones. Two highly edited VHS releases of the series, entitled The Gorilla Kinda Lingers and Nice Video, Shame about the Hedgehog, were released in 1995. Said Parton: "She can have the credit. They wanted to bring in a woman, but Victoria Wood turned the programme down. The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France. The series has rarely been repeated; eight re-cut and condensed (to make it "faster and funnier than ever") "episodes" made for a video edition in 1995 are shown instead. Not The Nine O'Clock News - 'I Like Trucking' (7 single release, 1981) 2:46. (The 1980 single "Typing Pool" by 'Pam and the Paper Clips' (EMI 5015), is variously ascribed to Pamela Stephenson and NtNON. The main writers included Colin Bostock-Smith, Andy Hamilton, Peter Brewis, Richard Curtis, and Clive Anderson. Producer Bob Ezrin convinced Pink Floyd to put a disco beat and children's chorus on "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)," which started out as a short interstitial for their album The Wall. Not the nine O'clock news - The man who likes toilets (Mel Smith and Rowan Atkinson) by JinSemTheFirst. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. Find Not the 9 O'Clock News discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Healey's and Hope's impressions were achieved by the use of "talking head" puppets, which in the mid-80s would become a characteristic staple of Spitting Image, produced by Lloyd in its early series. Atkinson, Langham, and Stephenson were joined by Mel Smith, who was scheduled to work on the pilot, but declined after reading the script (he called the finished episode in retrospect "the worst half hour of TV" that he ever saw). Cathy's ClownThe Everly Brothers. Hedgehog Sandwich also peaked at number 89 in Australia.. Lloyd met Pamela Stephenson at a party, and she agreed to join. Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs. The 311 song "Amber" is likely about Nicole Scherzinger, who was dating the band's lead singer Nick Hexum. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on. How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll. NTNOCN: "Closedown" (1980) by Michael James. The first series was criticised for being "a poor mix of stand up, and a mild portion of sketches" and newspaper reviews referred it to as it "extremely offensive" and that "should not be allowed on TV". Three vinyl albums were released at the time the series was screening, entitled Not the Nine O'Clock News, Hedgehog Sandwich, and The Memory Kinda Lingers. Minister Margaret Thatcher complained when, by adroit image editing, the programme implied she had crashed a car.