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Rutland Weekend Television

1975
Comedy/Music
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Cast

Eric Idle (Various)Neil Innes (Various)David Battley (Stig O'Hara - Rutles Bassist)Henry WoolfGwen TaylorCarinthia WestTerence BaylerAndy Roberts (Emcee)Lyn AshleyJohn Halsey (Barry Womble - Rutles Drummer)Bridget Armstrong (Various)Bunny MayBilly BremnerWanda Ventham (Various)Samantha Keston (Extra)Jeannette Charles (Queen Elizabeth II)Derek WareGeorge Harrison (Pirate Bob)

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Creator

Eric Idle

Synopsis

Low budget comedy sketch series purporting to show the programming of a low key regional television service. Written by Eric Idle of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' fame. A popular feature was the music of Neil Innes (one time member of the eccentric Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band), especially his Beatles parody The Rutles: They later featured in their own film: 'The Rutles (All You Need Is Cash)'.

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