Here's the classic TV comedy sketch show that launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, and Pamela Stephenson. Written by some of Britain's finest comedy writers, including Richard Curtis, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, and David Renwick, the show was groundbreaking, irreverent, outrageous, innovative, and rude.
"A classic from the BBC"
To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives. There is considerable opposition to this challenge to the established order, in the form of Skullion, the intransigent porter at Porterhouse, who is determined that the hallowed traditions of the College will never change.
Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson star in highlights from the groundbreaking BBC TV comedy sketch series. Not the Nine O'Clock News is regarded as one of the classics of British television comedy.
Letters home from an adventuring wolf cub, read by Griff Rhys Jones. Dear Mum and Dad, Please please PLEEEEZ let me come home. I only cleaned my teeth last week for a joke. And brushing my fur, and going to bed early, that was just tricks to trick you! Why must I go to Cunning College to learn Uncle Bigbad’s 9 Rules of Badness? Yours fedupply, Little Wolf. Little Wolf’s very first adventurous journey to Cunning College now available once more on tape.
Little Wolf, his cousin Yeller, baby brother Smellybreff, Stubbs Crow, and Normus Bear set up the Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency. Following the departure of their main teacher and the star attraction of Haunted Hall for Small Horrors, Little and chums close the school to become forest detectives. Their specialities are tracking and trailing, with Stubbs Crow being the flying squad, Smellbreff specialising in small clues, and Normus Bear specialising in large clues.
Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones star in Not the Nine O'Clock News: Memory Kinda Lingers (Vintage Beeb) featuring sketches from the groundbreaking BBC TV series plus the live Drury Lane Theatre show Not in Front of the Audience. Not the Nine O'Clock News is one of the great classics of British television comedy, with co-writers including Richard Curtis, John Lloyd, Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, Colin Bostock-Smith, and Howard Goodall.
When Lord Petrefact hires Walden Yapp, Professor of Demotic Historiography at Kloone University, to write a scurrilous family history Yapp finds plenty of material in Buscott village, where Frederick Petrefact is running the Mill and adding new vices to the family collection. If Yapp can lay his hands on the Petrefact Papers in the Buscott Museum he may be able to expose the multi-national capitalism of the Petrefacts to the whole world.
Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns, and Restoration buffoonery.
"Entertaining, Educational, Enjoyable"
The second, wonderfully anarchic children's book, based on the hugely-successful Little Wolf fiction series. The Wolf family have got no food, so Little Wolf and Smellybreff are sent to get a piggy for supper. But piggies prove extremely hard to catch and it is getting late.… What will the wolf cubs take home to eat?