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The Saturday Night Armistice

Premier :: 1995-06-01


Genre :: Comedy

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Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, David Schneider carried on where they left off on the Day Today. There was no Chris Morris now, well at least not credited, but they took hold of the mantle well. At first glance it was an ordinary BBC2 sketch show. It didn't take long for the surrealism… More and absurdity of their earlier work on the Day Today to creep in. 'Spot the Old Woman' a regular skit wherby viewers were challenged to spot the old lady planted in the audeince of another show or piece of news footage, Newsnight, Kilroy, Question Time etc.. There was the puppet of Tony Blair that travelled the country. Then there was them digging up the Blue Peter time capsule and replacing the contents with porn, or draping the BBC headquarters with a 'Vote Conservative' banner. The schedules eventually forced the show to Friday night, and the Friday Night Amistice, with the Saturday night repeat being Last Friday Night's Amistice. There were a couple of specials, two Christmas and an Election 1997 show where they had a accopello choir singing the tunes of famous news shows over the years. Strange but never dull the show was last aired in 1999 for a New Year Special.

Latest Episode

Series 3 - Episode 8 - The New Year Armistice
Aired - 01 January 1999

Episode summary:

The Friday Night Armistice team return to see in the New Year with more current-affairs hilarity, and the chance to win a babysitter for New Year's Eve 1999.

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+ Series 3

+ Episode - 6 Episode 21 Aired - 13 February 1998
+ Episode - 5 Episode 20 Aired - 06 February 1998
+ Episode - 4 Episode 19 Aired - 30 January 1998
+ Episode - 3 Episode 18 Aired - 23 January 1998
+ Episode - 2 Episode 17 Aired - 16 January 1998
+ Episode - 1 Episode 16 Aired - 09 January 1998

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