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The title is a light hearted dig at the TV executives who took so long to get it on screen.
Ten of the 13 episodes were accidentally erased. By 2003, six complete episodes existed. Film extracts from six of the seven missing episodes were made into compilation episodes that were sold to Swedish TV. In 2014, two episodes were found among the collection of executive producer David Frost. They were on 16mm film and had been filmed directly from a television screen. Complete audio recordings exist for all episodes.
The series featured sketches and gags which the Monty Python team would go on to adopt, including the "Four Yorkshiremen" skit, and the line "And now for something completely different..."
Guest stars included Eric Idle, Bill Oddie, Barry Cryer, and Jo Kendall.
In many ways, this television program was an extension of the popular and long-running BBC radio program, "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again." Not only do they share cast (Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall, John Cleese) and ties to the Cambridge Footlights, several running gags from ISIRTA show up as jokes here. Most notably, jokes about gibbons and chartered accountants were regularly told on ISIRTA, and both are present in the first episode here.
|Series cast summary:|
|John Cleese||-||Himself - Various Characters / - 13 episodes, 1967|
|Graham Chapman||-||Various Characters / - 13 episodes, 1967|
|Tim Brooke-Taylor||-||Various Characters / - 13 episodes, 1967|
|Marty Feldman||-||Various Characters 13 episodes, 1967|
|Aimi MacDonald||-||Herself - Host 13 episodes, 1967|
|Jo Kendall||-||Various / - 13 episodes, 1967|