The Time on BBC 1

1st Voice Over: (Michael Palin) Well, it's five past nine and nearly time for six past nine. On BBC 2 now it'll shortly be six and a half minutes past nine. Later on this evening it'll be ten o'clock and at 10.30 we'll be joining BBC 2 in time for 10.33, and don't forget tomorrow when it'll be 9.20. Those of you who missed 8.45 on Friday will be able to see it again this Friday at a quarter to nine. Now here is a time check. It's six and a half minutes to the big green thing.

2nd Voice Over: (Terry Jones) You're a loony.

1st Voice Over: I get so bored. I get so bloody bored.

(ANIMATION: for a minute or two strange things happen on animation until suddenly we find ourselves into the animated title sequence. Cut to the announcer in a silly location, sitting at his desk as usual.)

Announcer: (John Cleese) You probably noticed that I didn't say 'and now for something completely different' just now. This is simply because I am unable to appear in the show this week. (looks closely at script, puzzled) Sorry to interrupt you.

(Cut to a man holding his mouth open to show the camera his teeth.)

Man: (Terry Jones) I'm terribly sorry to interrupt but my tooth's hurting, just around here.

Voice: Get off.

Man: Oh, sorry.

(Cut to pompous moustached stockbroker type.)

Nabarro: (Graham Chapman) I'm not sorry to interrupt - I'll interrupt anything if it gets people looking in my direction - like at my old school where, by a coincidence, the annual prize giving is going on at this very moment.

(There is a ripple effect, and a muted trumpet plays a corny segue sequence.)

Continue to the next sketch... School Prize-Giving