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Jan 1969 - Feb 1969
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The Complete And Utter History Of Britain was a 1969 television comedy sketch show. It was created and written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones between the two series of Do Not Adjust Your Set. It was produced for and broadcast by London Weekend Television but was not shown in other ITV regions.
The idea was to replay history as if television had been around at the time. Sketches included interviews with the vital characters in the dressing-room after the Battle of Hastings, Samuel Pepys presenting a TV chat-show and an estate agent trying to sell Stonehenge to a young couple looking for their first home.
Seven programmes were written and produced, but LWT amalgamated the first two episodes into a single "stronger" episode, resulting in a six-part series.
For many years the entire series was believed to have been wiped. However, copies of the first two episodes have now been found, as have the complete first two episodes as produced. As of June 2008, none are known to have been repeated on television or released on DVD.
Terry Jones has expressed dissatisfaction with the show, complaining after a showing of surviving episodes that the pacing was off and the soundtrack all wrong.
The first episode of The Complete and Utter History of Britain aired on January 12, 1969.
The last episode of The Complete and Utter History of Britain aired on February 16, 1969.
There are 6 episodes of The Complete and Utter History of Britain.
There is one season of The Complete and Utter History of Britain.
The Complete and Utter History of Britain has ended.
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The Complete and Utter History of Britain Episode Guide
From the Dawn of History to the Normal Conquest
12th Jan 1969
Satirical newscasts involve everything chronolocigally correct, from cavemen to the Battle of Hastings.
Richard the Lionheart to Robin the Hood
19th Jan 1969
The late twelfth century is sent up.
Edward the First to Richard the Last
26th Jan 1969
Satirical newscast covers major events from 1272 to 1485.
Perkin Warbeck to Bloody Mary
2nd Feb 1969
The early Tudor period is satirized.
The Great and Glorious Age of Elizabeth
9th Feb 1969
The late 16th Century is sent up in this fake newscast.
James the McFirst to Oliver Cromwell
16th Feb 1969
Satirical newscast highlights events from 1603 to about 1658.
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