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Season 1

  • S01E01 Show 1

    • November 24, 1962
    • BBC One

    The first programme includes: A parody of BBC by-election coverage; The army becoming a political party; An expose of record producer Norrie Paramor; Bernard Levin interviewing a group of PR men; a skit on the then-current infomercial-style show ""Jim's Inn"", a parody of the recent hit song ""Love And Marriage"" and Timothy Birdsall's send-up of Identikit pictures.

  • S01E02 Show 2

    • December 1, 1962
    • BBC One

    Items include: A look at the possible successors to retired Conservative leader Harold MacMillan; a send-up of TV science shows; and a rant by a yobbish cricketer (Cope).

  • S01E03 Show 3

    • December 8, 1962
    • BBC One

    A monologue by a tobacconist (Roy Kinnear) on why smoking is a good thing, an expose of songwriter Lionel Bart's borrowings from old-time songs; Bernard Levin interviews hotellier Charles Forte, a group of Cardinals sing Arrivederci Roma; and a sketch (and subsequent calypso) on the subject of open flies.

  • S01E04 Show 4

    • December 15, 1962
    • BBC One

    A list of Britain's remaining colonies; trade unions quarrelling over a hole in the road; an old-time comedian (Roy Kinnear) complains about the satire boom.

  • S01E05 Show 5

    • December 22, 1962
    • BBC One

    The Queen's christmas broadcast being censored; Bernard Levin is shouted down by a group of farmers.

  • S01E06 That Was The Year That Was

    • December 29, 1962
    • BBC One

    An expose of the ""Cross Bencher"" column in the Sunday Express.

  • S01E07 Show 7

    • January 5, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E08 Show 8

    • January 12, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E09 Show 9

    • January 19, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E10 Show 10

    • January 26, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E11 Show 11

    • February 2, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E12 Show 12

    • February 9, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E13 Show 13

    • February 16, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E14 Show 14

    • February 23, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E15 Show 15

    • March 2, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E16 Show 16

    • March 9, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E17 Show 17

    • March 16, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E18 Show 18

    • March 23, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E19 Show 19

    • March 30, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E20 Show 20

    • April 6, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E21 Show 21

    • April 13, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E22 Show 22

    • April 20, 1963
    • BBC One

  • S01E23 Show 23

    • April 27, 1963
    • BBC One

Season 2

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x1 That Was The Life That Was

    • October 19, 2013
    • BBC One

    The life of Sir David Frost as told by Stephen Fry, along with his three children