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Do Not Adjust Your Set - Episode 6
Directed by Daphne Shadwell • Drama • With Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band • 1967 • 25 minutes
What’s notable about this episode is its speed – the sketches start and end abruptly, often without a space for breath, or laughter. David Jason, excellent throughout, features prominently; Michael Palin is genuinely sinister as an invading alien who talks something like a Troughton-era Doctor Who Cyberman, the Bonzos don’t even pretend to be playing their instruments; and one wonders what the nation’s school-children made of the utterly bewildering Miss World song.