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A Week of It - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1977

A Week of It was a pioneering satire series that entertained and outraged audiences from 1977 to 1979, with its irreverent take at topical issues. The debut episode opens with an investigation into what Labour politician Bill Rowling is like in bed, and then Prime Minister Muldoon gets a lei (!). McPhail does his soon to be famous Muldoon impression, Annie Whittle does Nana Mouskouri; and the Nixon Frost interview is turned into a pop song. The legendary Gluepot Tavern skit wraps the show: "Jeez Wayne". McPhail writes about the birth of A Week of It here

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