Ian MacNaughton


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  • Party Political Broadcast

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 12/5/74

    A Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Liberal Party; a woman ironing appliances as her husband eats a laxative cereal, "I run out of beans!," yes, it's the Most Awful Family in Britain Contest for 1974; Icelandic Honey week; a man stabbed by a nurse has to fill out a form for the doctor to treat him as he bleeds to death; brigadier dictates a letter of protest; animation- opera singer and cannon; an appeal on behalf of rich people who have nothing wrong with them; a woman who can't finish sentences; a very sweaty explorer leads the quest for the Walking Tree of Dahomie; the legendary batsmen of the Kalahari; credits; the news.moreless
  • Mr. Neutron

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 11/28/74

    Credits; man collecting small arms; a new postal box dedicated in several languages; Mr. Neutron arrives; animation- Neutron credits; Mr. Neutron has tea; headquarters of F.E.A.R. set out to locate Neutron; Mr. Neutron works in garden; F.E.A.R. sets out to locate Teddy Salad (the only man who can locate Neutron) in the Yukon; Mr. Neutron puts up wall paper; Agent Carpenter tries to locate Salad at an outpost, finds him later in disguise pulling a dog sled; at 10 Downing St., the Prime Minister and his aide confer about Neutron; F.E.A.R. bombs the world; Mr. Neutron falls in love with Mrs. S.C.U.M.; Salad tells where Neutron is after `Walkies'; F.E.A.R. blows up; the new Gobi desert box blows up; Mr. Neutron turns Mrs. S.C.U.M. into a beautiful woman they leave as bomb explodes; animation- has Mr. Neutron survived; announcer tells of lavish and expensive ending to show that will occur after credits; Conjuring Today; announcer struck on head by hammer.moreless
  • Hamlet

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 11/21/74

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act One; Hamlet pulls up in car; Hamlet on couch being interviewed by several different psychiatrists `You've got this great looking bird, her legs are up on the mantle piece...'; Dr. Bruce Genuine comments; computer psychiatrist interviews Hamlet; computer is launched and blown up; Nationwide looks at comfortable chairs, policemen accosts Nationwide reporter & others and talks about helmets, couple making love on the street; couple in bed with her father; credits; group of people in bed watching Hamlet; animation- paratroopers; a decapitated boxer's locker room; hospital workers listen to fight on radio; Mrs. Gorilla & Mrs. Non-Gorilla talk about piston engines; Mrs. Non-Smoker feeds the birds large quantities of food and talks to Mrs. Smoker about piston engines; Act Two- A Room in Polonius's House; live from Epsom, The Queen Victoria's Handicap; Several Queen Victoria's talk about soccer; animation- boy flying with balloons; Act Five- A Ham in the Castle; credits; And Then!moreless
  • The Light Entertainment War

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 11/14/74

    TV preview of Up Your Pavement and others shows featuring Alex Diamond and other famous people; RAF banter sketch; report of invasion by angels, enemy is not taking war seriously, court martial of soldier for using a wet towel as a weapon, features the skating vicar; invasion of tutu laden soldiers; coming soon- wartime romances; credits; Indian used as a TV remote control, Mrs. Elizabeth III proves she's an idiot; meeting of program heads discussing showing the M4 and other roads in England when a security guard reports the court martial sketch isn't serious anymore; animation- man complaining about everything; squire tries out `woody' sounding words; Hindu remote control, show jumping featuring The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The Black & White Minstrel Show, and Ben-Hur; late breaking bulletin: World War II has entered romantic phase song- When Does a Dream Begin; credits.moreless
  • Michael Ellis

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 11/7/74

    Credits with rolling coin; end credits; a doorman is abused in front of very odd department store (much like Harrod's); a lady buys a flamethrower; some salesclerks make faces at man who wishes to buy an ant (the staff thinks this man is Michael Ellis); man takes ant home to mother; watches BBC lecture on ants; returns defective ant to store; finds Victorian poetry reading about ants; toupee fitting room; manager's office; end of the show department featuring a summing up from the panel, happy ending, long slow fade, two lone figures walking into the sunset, a chase and...moreless
  • The Golden Age of Ballooning

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 10/31/74

    The Golden Age of Ballooning: Ep. 1 The Beginnings, The Montgolfier brothers pioneer hot air flight, try to wash, Mr. Bartlett comes to visit; animation- brothers washing; Ep. 2 The Montgolfier Brothers in Love, Louis the ??teenth comes to visit and steal the balloon plans; Ep. 3 The Great Day for France, court of George the Third; end credits; Norwegian party political broadcast; Ep. 6 Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin shows his balloon to dignitaries `It's not a balloon! It's a Zeppelin!'; the drawing and sitting rooms of a small German house; Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation; The Mill on the Floss: Part 1 Ballooning.moreless
  • A Book at Bedtime

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 1/11/73

    Quarrel over starting show with credits; credits; A Book at Bedtime featuring a poor reader whom gets help reading aloud; kamikaze Scotsmen, kamikazee advice center; more kamikazee Scotsmen; `No Time to Lose; advice center, animation- No Time Toulouse, the Story of the Wild and Lawless Days of the Post Impressionists; more kamikaze Scotsmen; back to the readers; animation- 2001 caveman; Frontiers in Medicine: Part 2 The Gathering Storm, The role of penguins in nature; animation- penguins in power; kamikaze Scotsmen in Russia, the Russian unexploded Scotsmen disposal squad in action; Spot the Looney!; two documentary hosts compete for air time; the poor readers finish the story; credits; BBC1 announcement; BBC1 previews Dad's Pooves and other new comedy shows.moreless
  • Dennis Moore

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 1/4/73

    Boxing Tonight: Sir Kenneth Clarke meets a boxer in the ring for Oxford professorship of fine arts; credits; Dennis Moore steal lupins from the rich `Stand and deliver! Your lupins or your life!', song: The Ballad of Dennis Moore; housewives discuss astrology; doctors shake down patients; animation- ambulance drivers loot house; should there be a fourth TV network?; BBC1 announcements; George the 1st: Episode 3: The Gathering Storm, Dennis Moore rides again `In a bunch!'; Ideal Loon exhibition with French osteopaths, priests in custard and then there's the judging; animation- thief steals newspaper clippings; off-license sketch goes into poetry and then a short story `seems there was this chap called Dennis Moore', Dennis Moore returns; Prejudice! a TV show featuring Shoot the Poof! and miserable fat Belgian bastards; Dennis Moore attempts to redistribute the wealth; credits; losing judge contestant cries.moreless
  • E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 12/21/72

    A Tudor-era job agency, a dirty book shop, converts to the St. Looney Up The Cream Bun and Jam church, a discussion of life after death, and the disease named after the man who discovered it are featured.

  • The Nude Organist (aka The Nude Man)

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 12/14/72

    Mr. Badger tries to ruin sketches throughout this episode. Also, 19th century characters from English literature and a hypnotist build housing developments, an outburst of capital punishment, the Olympic men's hide-and-seek ends in a tie, the Cheaplaughs visiting their neighbors, a bullfighting probe, and split-crotched panties are huge on the planet Algon.

  • The Cycling Tour

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 12/7/72

    Mr. Pither's cycling tour of North Cornwall goes through many falls, people who don't want to talk, a bicycle shop disguised as a doctor's office, a man who thinks he's Trotsky and Eartha Kitt, a Communist revolution, and a firing squad before a happy ending.

  • Salad Days

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/30/72

    Biggles dictates a letter, climbing Oxbridge Road, the cheese shop sketch, and Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days are featured in this episode.

  • The War Against Pornography

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 11/23/72

    Housewives cleaning up the arts, randy mollusks, apologizing for politicians, a Naval expedition to Runcorn Streetm and answering questions on the Magna Carta are featured in this episode.

  • The All-England Summarize Proust Competition

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 11/16/72

    The All-England Summarize Proust Competition, hairdressers climbing Mount Everest, telephone operators asking about shoe sizes, party hints for communists, Mr. Smoketoomuch and Ms. Anne Elk, and fire brigade choruses singing Proust are featured.

  • Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/9/72

    Anagrams, merchant bankers, pantomime horses, Jacques Cousteau, a man joining the WRAC, and an actor complaining about getting no funny lines all feature in this episode.

  • The Money Programme

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/2/72

    The Money Programme presenter gets excited about money, a Japanese adaptation of Elizabeth V, and Scotland Yard's menagerie of detectives expose bad films and phony directors, while an argument clinic fills extra time.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford Popular

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/26/72

    A couple tries to prove their ancestors traveled from one small town to another; a headmaster enlists a student to examine his wife; How To Do It shows how to live in peace and harmony; exploding athlete's foot treatment; Farming World profiles Tchaikovsky; Trim-Jeans Theatre features classic literature while losing hundreds of pound; and BBC productions plagued by lack of money.

  • Whicker's World

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/19/72

    An Icelandic saga can't get started, then it does with help from a small town council, while two women search for Jean-Paul Sartre, and Whicker's World finds an island of himself.

  • Royal Episode 13

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 12/22/70

    Her Majesty the Queen is supposed to tune in and on her request, everything is to be normal; well as normal as an episode can be. Included are miners who dispute historical dates, someone talking in a roundabout way, the return of Spiny Norman, a dragon with bad breath, and a re-enactment of the Normandy invasion by high school girls. The audience rebels after seeing an undertaker give alternatives for burying a man's dead mother, but the Queen tuning in brings everything to a halt.

  • Spam

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/15/70

    The Black Eagle, announcer; credits; Hungarian at the tobacconist "Do you want... do you want... to come back to my place bouncy-bouncy?," "My nipples explode with delight!"; Alexander Yalk is prosecuted for obscene Hungarian phrasebook; justices in the tabloid press; animation- 2001 soccer ball; World Forum: Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Lenin and Mao Tse-Tung answer questions on English football; animation- and now for a bit of fun; 1914 Ypres movie set is too crowded; animation- figures from paintings go out on strike; sketch about Ypres resumes with cowardly colonel "Dip, dip, dip, my little ship..."; mental hospital for overacting; animation- Hamlet ward, bombs morph into to flowers; Flower Arranging, hosted by D.P. Gumby; a local dinerette serves spam, spam, spam, baked beans, and spam "I don't like SPAM!," song- Spam, historian, more spam; credits; Marx and Mao post-coitus.moreless
  • How Not to Be Seen

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/8/70

    Thanks to "S. Grog," Conquistador Instant Coffee becomes Conquistador Instant Leprosy; needle stuck on recording of announcer; needle stuck on credits; in 1929, Ramsey MacDonald in ladies' underwear "My it's hot in here"; job interview at swap center; animation- Miss Johnson destroyed by Chinese Communist conspiracy, Crelm toothpaste and U.S. defense only protection, Shrill gas mileage test; Neville Shunt's `It All Happened on the 8:13 From Gillingham', Shunt, Gavin Milnarrrr reviews the play; announcer and interviewer obsessed with giant buckteeth, shows clips from Martin Curry's film Julius Incisor; man on the street "I've been in the city..."; Crackpot Religions Ltd. to Cartoon Religions Ltd. (see below); H.M. Government Public Service Film No. 42 Para. 6 How Not to Be Seen; interview with a man trying not to seen; Jackie Charleton and the Toenails sing "Yummy Yummy (I've Got Love In My Tummy)" while trying not to be seen; credits; for those who just missed Monty Python, a 30-second recap.moreless
  • Scott of the Antarctic

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/1/70

    Footage from the movie "Le Fromage Grand," starring a lady and a revolutionary in a garbage dump "I see you have a cabbage," film reviewer, another dump; the filming of Scott of the Antarctic "Gleet! Gleet!" mutates into Scott of the Sahara "I gotta fight the lion!," "See Scott's death struggle with a huge African lion!" a 40 foot tall electric penguin with tentacles, and a giant set of teeth; announcer; credits; animation- stepping on people, Conrad Pooth and his dancing teeth, and a letter; man tries to license his pet fish Eric; Derby Council #15 comes out for the second half of a rugby match with Lord Mayors and their ladies; in football, the Gynecologists Association versus the Long John Silver Impersonators; credits.moreless
  • Archaeology Today

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/17/70

    BBC-1 previews what's coming on, Variety and then there's Sport!; credits; animation- toe from credits found in dig; Archaeology Today- interviewer obsessed with peoples heights; Flaming Star- singing archaeologists' revenge against interviewer from previous sketch; an appeal to overcome sanity by the Reverend Arthur Belling of St. Looney Up the Cream Bun and Jam; Leapy Lee makes an appeal on behalf of the National Truss, boxer KO's Leapy; man tries to exchange wife at registry office; abandoned sketch; animation- Muggsy Spaniel and Eggs Diamond; the Git family at a party; nice version of the preceding sketch; boxer KO's nun; Hank and Roy Spim, Aussie hunters stalk mosquitoes `There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded mosquito'; justices in disrobing room; Mrs Thing and Mrs. Entity discuss the subject of doing nothing and Beethoven and his Mynah bird `Sod the sugar bowl!', `Stuff the jam spoon!', Shakespeare, Michelangelo, W.A. Mozart, Colin Mozart ratcatcher at the Beethoven's flat `I told you to get off the piano you stupid flying buck toothed git! Get OFF!'; justices in disrobing room; credits.moreless
  • The Buzz Aldrin Show

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/20/70

    animation- drab caterpillar guy turns to game-show-host-type butterfly; credits; Gumbies introduce sketches; Architect Sketch; recognizing a free mason and cure; Gumbies; Insurance Sketch; The Bishop! a C of E film; housing problem of the aged; Poet Board- poet reads weather; discussing censorship `semprini?'; the chemist sketch featuring A Not At All Naughty Chemists Ltd., shoplifter and Police Superintendent Pan Am; Gumbies, Gumbettes; credits.moreless
  • Deja Vu?

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/29/70

    Woman undresses by window, announcer by window; exploding animals; Hermit; credits; A bishop practicing for show #8, `This way please!' to the flying lesson sketch `Oh, Oh, Oh! No more butter scones for me Mater, I'm off to play the grand piano! Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane!'; BALPA spokesman protests; airplane hijacking sketch `don't anybody move, except of course for certain involuntary movements'; bus hijacking sketch; The poetry of Ewen MacTeagle `Can You Lend Me Fifty Pounds to Mend the Shed'; exploding animals, scotsman protests McTeagle sketch, gynecologist on his lunch hour; animation- little girl and men, hands and a lasso; psychiatric milkmen; complaints; psychiatric dairies, This way please; It's the Mind- the strange phenomenon of deja-vu; credits.moreless
  • The Spanish Inquisition

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 9/22/70

    Man flying into cliff; credits; Jarrow- New Years Eve 1911, interrupted by Spanish Inquisition; man asked to be in a sketch with a novelty salesman, man's head borrowed for animation- eyeball stolen and shot in cannon; new tax proposed on `thingie'; man on the street- What I would tax; snapshots with the Spanish Inquisition; animation- I confess!; semaphore version of Wuthering Heights, Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Morse Code and the smoke signal version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; charades in the Criminal Court, judge on trial, credits, Spanish Inquisition late for court.moreless
  • Intermission

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/11/70

    Undertakers carry Hermit on; a short intermission; credits; a medium-sized intermission; animation- "intermission" eaten; 'Please excuse my wife'; a whopping great intermission; animation- Pearls for Swine presents... cinema ads- ALBATROSS! Gannet on a stick!; more ads; policeman and man on corner ("Do you want to come back to my place"); Me Doctor?, chicken knight; Gumbies; Historical Impersonations- Cardinal Richelieu as Petula Clark and Marcel Marceau mimes a man being struck on the head by a sixteen-ton weight; schoolboys 'I want to have Raquel Welch dropped on top of me. She's got a big bottom!' and insurance agents; cops and robbers; Probearound looks at Magic and the police force; A.T. Hun turns himself in 'Curses! Curses!'; letters of protest, animated letter falls apart; Psychiatrist Larch sees a man about strange voices the man is hearing, man goes to see Larch's friend who specializes in these sort of things and gets an expensive operation, man found to have squatters in his stomach 'Are you rolling your own jelly babies in there?'; animation- man complains 'What a way to end a series', smile; Hermit; credits.moreless
  • The Naked Ant

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 1/4/70

    Hermit pinballs off trees; credits; episode 17-26: The Naked Ant; signal man & bear; men falling past window; letter of protest; animation- people falling; Spectrum- `What is Going On?'; the North Minehead By-Election with Adolf Hilter, man on the street about Mr. Hilter; Spectrum again `What do I mean, by what do I mean?'; `I Wish to Report a Burglary!'; The 127th Annual Upper Class Twit of the Year competition `He doesn't have any sort of sensory apparatus what-so-ever. My God this is exciting!'; letter of complement; animation- soldier falls apart; Ken Shabby proposes `After five years they give me a brush', The Story So Far...; A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Wood Party- minister falls through Earth's crust `I should think the longest length of BBC rope', commentary on minister's fall; Anything else? `No', Spectrum again `What do we mean by no', sixteen ton weight; Hermit; credits.moreless
  • The Ant, an Introduction

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 12/14/69

    Hermit dodging landmines; credits; Part 2: The Llama, Live from Golder's Green- a Flamenco troupe explains the Llama `Llamas son mas grandes que las ranas'; and now for something completely different: a man with a tape recorder up his nose; mountaineering sketch, two men skilled in climbing apply to an expedition to the twin peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro; and now: Monty Python; a man with a tape recorder up his brother's nose, and now in stereo; animation- saint selling encyclopedias; barber fights urge to kill, reveals he always wanted to be a lumberjack, song- Lumberjack Song; letters of protest; housewife protests about to much sex on television `I mean, I keep falling off', Prof. Gumby gives an opinion on television's influence; announcer grovels during introduction of star, `Ken Buddha, a smile, two bangs and a religion', animation- Brian Islam and Brucie; life in the country guns, guns, guns; knight with chicken not needed this week; and now: Victor and Iris's night alone together with Arthur Name `name by name but not by nature', Mr. & Mrs. Brian Equatol `like round the middle of the earth only with a L' `Oooh, I Wet um', a great poof and a Ken Shabby prototype with his goat, song- Ding Dong; Hermit; credits.moreless
  • Full Frontal Nudity

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 12/7/69

    Hermit and bomb; credits; Episode 12b Full Frontal Nudity; man on the street interviews on full frontal nudity; an Army recruit wants out, gangsters offer protection to Colonel `things burn Colonel', Colonel ends sketch because of silliness; animation- Full Frontal Nudity; man in the street considers full frontal nudity; art critic reviews `the place of the nude in my bed... in art!'; newlyweds try to buy a bed and mattress; more men in the street; colonel warns again about silly sketches; two hermits talk about hermitting; animation- venus on the half shell; Pet Shop Sketch `but the palindrome of Bolton, would be notlob!'; newsreader announces frontal nudity; flasher; Hell's Grannies, baby snatchers, and viscous gangs of Keep Left signs, Colonel stops sketch; flasher; Hermit and bomb; credits.moreless
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