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Do Not Adjust Your Set

With Cleese and Chapman honing their act on one popular Rediffusion series, three other members of the future Python team – Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric Idle – starred in another. They were joined by David Jason, in his TV debut, plus Denise Coffey and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. A first series of 14 episodes and a special were made by Rediffusion; following the franchise loss, the 1968 Christmas special and the second series of 13 episodes in April 1969 were made by Thames.