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Twice a Fortnight is a 1967 British sketch comedy television series with Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Jonathan Lynn and Tony Buffery.

Twice a Fortnight
StarringGraeme Garden
Terry Jones
Jonathan Lynn
Bill Oddie
Michael Palin
Tony Buffery
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes10
Executive producer(s)Tony Palmer
Running time30 minutes
Original release21 October –

23 December 1967

Graeme Garden suggested to the director, Tony Palmer, that Michael Palin and Terry Jones be included in the cast and writers of the show.[1]

Influences of the seriesEdit

As in the case of the radio comedy programme I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, and the television comedy programmes At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Set and Broaden Your Mind, Twice a Fortnight was an excellent training ground, in both writing and acting, for the future stars of both Monty Python and The Goodies, as well as for the future co-writer of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.


  1. ^ From Fringe to Flying Circus - 'Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960-1980' - Roger Wilmut, Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1980.

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