Show two in series twenty-three of The News Quiz was first broadcast on Saturday the 19th of May 1990.
"The man who carried out a series of robberies armed with a cucumber was jailed for seven years yesterday. Ernest Coverly, aged 37, used a cucumber wrapped in a bin liner to resemble a gun in all but two of sixteen raids. Mr. Orlando Parnauld defending said that on two ocassions he used an iron bar, because he couldn't afford a cucumber."
"A dutchman who hid cocaine in his underpants when he arrived at Harwich docks was jailed for ten years at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court yesterday. Harlis Visse, aged 31, from Neimagen was convicted of possessing a hundred and ninety five grams of cocaine worth £37,000. He claimed the drugs were planted."