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Tony Buffery Tony Buffery ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Ronald Fletcher Ronald Fletcher ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Graeme Garden ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Jonathan Lynn ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Bill Oddie ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Dilys Watling Dilys Watling ...  Various Characters 11 episodes, 1967-1968
Terry Jones ...  Various Characters 5 episodes, 1967-1968
Michael Palin ...  Various Characters 5 episodes, 1967-1968
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This was a number of similar format light entertainment shows, both in radio and TV at the end of the 60's. Sketches were expected to fit into a plot and be interspersed with music, something which still persisted for some shows till the 90's. More Pythonesque than anything before, but still a lot to learn by the future comedy greats. Written by Mark Foweraker

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Forerunner to Monty Python
1 September 2006 | by DD-931See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the ancestors of Monty Python. I could be wrong, but I do believe it was recorded live in front of an audience, and one of the things that made it so fascinating to me was the interaction between the performers and the audience. I swear I can remember times when the audiences jeered or teased the performers, which to me was occasionally as funny as what the performers were doing. The other thing I remember about it was a very haunting performance on camera by the Moody Blues of "Nights in White Satin"...years before that song was a hit in the States.

I'm sure the BBC "wiped the tapes" of this one, damn them. Who says only American TV programmers are idiots?


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