'TV4 or not TV4' Discussion
(A TV debate set-up. Stern music starts as the lights come on.)
'THE GREAT DEBATE'
'TV4 OR NOT TV4?'
Kennedy: (Eric Idle) Hello. Should there be another television channel, or should there not? On tonight's programme the Minister for Broadcasting, The Right Honourable Mr Ian Throat MP.
Throat: (Terry Jones) Good evening.
Kennedy: The Chairman of the Amalgamated Money 'IV, Sir Abe Sappenheim.
Sappenheim: (Graham Chapman) Good evening.
Kennedy: The Shadow Spokesman for Television, Lord Kinwoodie.
Kinwoodie: (John Cleese) Hello.
Kennedy: And a television critic, Mr Patrick Loone.
Loone: (Michael Palin) Hello.
Kennedy: Gentlemen - should there be a fourth television channel or not? Ian?
Kennedy: Sir Abe?
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
MR PATRICK LOONE'
(Behind this the panel members are seen gesticulating strangely in silhouette. Fade out.)
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