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The A To Z Of Richard Curtis
Four weddings, a funeral, a horse, a hound and a whole lot of Bernards

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Not The Nine O'Clock News

Like a British SNL, John Lloyd and his Not The Nine O'Clock News team, including Curtis, Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith, operated under brutal time pressures. The writing team turned out topical sketches, often having them turned upside down and inside out again in a quest for comic perfection driven by their demanding producer. "The two people who probably suffered most," Lloyd admits to Empire, "were probably Richard, who'd have sketches torn up and reformatted in different ways, and the director Bill Wilson. You'd hear him saying, 'Well, where am I going to get a Kalashnikov at this time of night?'" Those agonies produced 27 hilariously silly episodes between 1979 and 1982, priming the Curtis/Lloyd/Atkinson/Howard Goodall partnership for the Blackadder glories ahead.

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