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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 6) PG rating

The series hits full speed with this zippy episode, notable for a genuinely sinister Michael Palin as an invading alien.

Children's 1968 25 mins

Director: Daphne Shadwell



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.