Following a one-off Christmas special in 1986, Gareth Hale and Norman Pace's first foray into the sketch series format was instantly successful and instantly controversial. Staying just the right side of Broadcasting Standards, the two former teachers enjoyed massive ratings over a decade of quick-fire, occasionally notorious comedy sketches, winning the Silver Rose at Montreux and becoming one of the most mimicked comedy acts in television history.
Complete and uncut, this set contains the entire first series alongside the Channel 4 1986 Christmas Special. With legendary bodyguards The Two Rons featuring throughout, each show contains a relentless mix of hilariously barbed sketches and musical numbers, as well as a few appearances from cult favourites Billy and Johnny, the useless children's tv presenters. Regarded as one of the best sketch shows of the last thirty years, this series guest stars Ainsley Harriott, Status Quo, Harry Enfield, Courtney Pine, Rick Wakeman, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Doon MacKichan.