Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, the team responsible for the raunchy and irreverent British sketch comedy series Fist of Fun, were the men in charge of this BBC weekender, telecast on Sundays at 12:15 PM. Despite this benign time slot, This Morning With Richard Not Judy trafficked heavily in explicit, single-entendre humor as it spoofed the "daily chat show" genre in general and the popular British daily series Richard and Judy in particular. While most of the series was apparently ad-libbed on the spot, a few prerecorded, carefully scripted sketches were included. One such sketch had to be scrapped at the last moment when the celebrity it was lampooning unexpectedly died. Also known as Lee and Herring in This Morning With Richard Not Judy, the series first aired on February 15, 1998.