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    For your info - 'THE NEW STATESMAN' was shown in Australia on the
    Seven commercial network in a very haphazard programming format.
    Episodes were mixed from different series, timeslots were changed
    without warning, the show would disappear for several weeks then
    reappear as a filler between live sporting telecasts etc.
 
    I think Channel Seven had hoped that the "YOUNG ONES" audience would
    search it out, and word of mouth would create a similar cult
    following. Unfortunately it was never to be. ("THE YOUNG ONES"
    featuring Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondsen and Nigel Planer had become
    one of the most popular Brit sitcoms shown over here in recent
    memory).
 
    On the other subject of translating comedy series, it is tempting to
    conjecture what the US would make of shows from the Comic Strip/Young
    Ones/Alexsie Sayle stable. A tad too scatalogical methinks...
 
    cheers from Oz
 
    Rob
 
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