The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything

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The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything
Directed by Dewi Humphreys
Produced by Jon Plowman
Patricia McGowan
Ali Bryer Carron
Written by Mark Burton
Kim Fuller
Starring Clive Anderson
Matthew Ashforde
Patrick Barlow
Ronnie Barker
Helena Bonham Carter
Robert Bathurst
Adam Blackwood
Brian Blessed
et al.
Narrated by Angus Deayton
Music by Philip Pope
Cinematography Francis De Groote
Edited by Steve Punt
Distributed by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything is a collection of sketches (produced in 1999) broadcast in two parts on 2 and 4 January 2000 on BBC 1.


The Ages of Man[edit]

A version of the class sketch which had previously been broadcast as part of the BBC Millennium programme on 31 December 1999/


The Battle of Hastings staged and described in the style of a modern football match.

Scott of the Antarctic[edit]

A parody of Scott of the Antarctic.

The First Spin Doctor[edit]

Treaty of Westphalia[edit]

Marriage Guidance[edit]

The Nice-But-Dim Family[edit]

Philosophy of a Hairdresser[edit]

Explorers Explorers Explorers[edit]

When Columbo discovered America[edit]

Medieval NHS[edit]

Early British Comedy[edit]

Looking Forwards[edit]

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