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"AT LAST THE 1948 SHOW"
Starring Tim Brooke-Tayor, John Cleese. Graham Chapman. Marty
Feldman, and the lovely Aimi MacDonald.
First broadcast on ITV (London) on transmission dates noted below (placings on ATV (Midlands)were in a different order): dates in brackets are recording dates (where known). These running orders can't be guaranteed as completely accurate: they were drawn from existing recordings and the original scripts (which would not reflect changes made in post-production). Please note that the sketch titles are not 'official' - they didn't originally have titles as such though some have opening captions - but are intended to give an indication of the content.
1/1 15-2-67 (?)
Cod trailer ; Sig tune ; First hostess ; Doctor sketch ; Witch in cafe + poetic link ; Self-wrestling ; [adverts] ; Secret Service appointment ; Flies in soup ; Aimi's little dance ; Treasure trove.
1/2 22-2-67 (20-2-67)
Trailer with Beethoven's 5th ; 2 hostesses ; Sidney Lotterby (toursists in hotel, all with same name) ; D.N.A. sketch ; Lucky Gypsy sketch ; Pop singer ; [adverts] ; Judge Not.
1/3 1-3-67 (27-2-67)
King Kong ; Bookshop ; Chartered Accountant ; Automatic Hospital Visitor (Patients for the use of) ; [adverts] ; Sheepdog trials ; Sleep starvation appeal ; Roger Ordish - Special Agent .
1/4 8-3-67 (6-3-67)
Newsreader (news stolen) ; Grublia (Totalitarian Tourist Agency) ; Memory training ; Self Discipline (Army battalion of 1) ; [adverts] ; Policeman's holiday (Constables in drag) ; Disintegrating Minister ; Railway ; Siege sketch (police raid a singer's dress).
1/5 15-3-67 ( 13-3-67)
Trailer ; Gentleman Farmer ; (Piglet link) ; R.A.F. briefing ; Karate ; [adverts] ; Malaya (John & Mary - It can't end like this) ; Opera link ; Vicars ; The wonderful world of the ant ; Top of the form.
1/6 22-3-67 (?)
Let's Learna da English ; School Sports ; Siege sketch ; Choir ; [adverts] ; Chinese restaurant ; Bee-keeping ; Ferret song.
2/1 26-9-67 (21-9-67)
Tap dance opening ; The lovely Aimi Macdonald ; Dr. Volener (doctor/salesman) ; Boa Constrictor ; Aimi's appeal ; Library ; [adverts] ; Restaurant (unintelligible customers) ; Aimi discovers gravity ; Joke Shop ; Aimi's joke ; Ballroom.
2/2 3-10-67 (26 9-67)
You know too much ; Shirt shop ; Satirical link ; Undertaker sketch ; The Nosmo Claphanger Show (skit on 'Double Your Money) ; [adverts] ; Life insurance ; Aimi's appeal ; Clothes off ; Hamlet link ; Ballet sketch (football-style fans).
2/3 10-10-67 (3-10-67)
The story so far ; Human parcel ; Helen of Troy link ; Club Bouncer ; Gentlemen's Club ; [adverts] ; Crocodile shop ; Aimi's appeal ; Test Score ; Death of Caesar link ; Hearing Aid sketch (as in Monty Python's Fliegende Zircus).
2/4 17-10-67 (10-10-67)
Violence ; Solicitor ; Learn to speak German ; How to irritate your dog link ; Burglars ; [adverts] ; Topic - freedom of speech ; Balham Bus ; Fordyce Saga.
2/5 24-10-67 (17-10-67)
Vicar ; Psychiatrist ; The Anona Winn Memorial Sketch ; Secret Service ; [adverts] ; Football ; Western quickie ; Customs ; The Marvin Bint Programme.
2/6 31-10-67 (24-10-67)
Police Banquet ; Solicitor sketch ; Modern Cooking ; Dentist Banquet ; Chartered Accountant (dance) ; Dentist (climbs into patient's mouth) ; [adverts] ; M.I.5 Banquet ; Lotterby Bores ; Lotterby Cinema ; The Good Old Days ; Vampire' s Banquet.
2/7 7-11-67 (31-10-67)
Twenty-four Hours and Hours ; Car Quickie (getaway driving instructor) ; Bathing Hut ; [adverts] ; Railway Carriage - a Tribute to Rosemary Clooney ; Pet Shop (house-trained chartered accountant) ; Aimi's bouquet ; The Rhubarb Tart Song.
There is a DVD
which includes five 25-minute sequences drawn from the surviving video
material, though these do not necessarily represent original
episodes. Almost complete copies of the very first and last shows were discovered in 2014.