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TV4 or Not TV4?

The cast:

KENNEDY
Eric Idle
THROAT
Terry Jones
SAPPENHEIM
Graham Chapman
KINWOODIE
John Cleese
LOONE
Michael Palin

The sketch:

(A TV debate set-up. Stern music starts as the lights come on.)

SUPERIMPOSED CAPTIONS:
'THE GREAT DEBATE'
'NUMBER 31'
'TV4 OR NOT TV4?'

Kennedy: Hello. Should there be another television channel, or should there not? On tonight's program the Minister for Broadcasting, The Right Honorable Mr. Ian Throat MP.

Throat: Good evening.

Kennedy: The Chairman of the Amalgamated Money 'IV, Sir Abe Sappenheim.

Sappenheim: Good evening.

Kennedy: The Shadow Spokesman for Television, Lord Kinwoodie.

Kinwoodie: Hello.

Kennedy: And a television critic, Mr. Patrick Loone.

Loone: Hello.

Kennedy: Gentlemen - should there be a fourth television channel or not? Ian?

Throat: Yes.

Kennedy: Francis.

Kinwoodie: No.

Kennedy: Sir Abe?

Sappenheim: Yes.

Kennedy: Patrick.

Loone: No.

SUPERIMPOSED CAPTION: 'YES 2 NO 2'

Kennedy: Well there you have it. Two say will, two say won't. We'll be back again next week, and next week's 'Great Debate' will be about Government Interference in Broadcasting and will be cancelled mysteriously.

(The lights fade down. Music.)

SUPERIMPOSED ROLLER CAPTION:
'THE GREAT DEBATE
INTRODUCED BY LUDOVIC LUDOVIC
WITH SIR ABE SAPPENHEIM
IAN THROAT MP
LORD KINWOODIE
MR PATRICK LOONE'

(Behind this the pond members are seen gesticulating strangely in silhouette. Fade out.)

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