Harry & Paul. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Harry Enfield. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Harry & Paul

BBC Two and BBC One sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. 23 episodes (4 series), 2007 - 2012. Stars Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Laura Solon, Morwenna Banks and others.

Harry & Paul. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Harry & Paul

Comedy starring sketch show veterans Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as a variety of characters

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2012
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
23   (4 series), plus 1 highlights special
Starring
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Laura Solon, Morwenna Banks, Sophie Winkleman, Simon Day, Catherine Shepherd, Kevin Eldon and others
Writers
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
Directors
Tristram Shapeero, Sandy Johnson and Harry Enfield
Producers
Phil Bowker, Geoffrey Perkins and Izzy Mant

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse present a wide range characters in their sketch show series.

Recurring characters include Nelson Mandela; stuck up shop owner 'I Saw You Coming'; posh builders Darren and Kev; consultant surgeons Charles and Sheridan; and Pik The South African.

Series 3 featured plenty of new characters alongside old favourites such as Dragons' Den, Café Polski, The Chocolatier, The Writer and The Landlady and more.

Other characters included The Benefits, a south London dysfunctional family who create havoc wherever they go; Gabbatore, a corrupt Italian politician and his straight-faced translator; Gerald, the Forties drunkard who gets into homicidal scrapes; Mike Noughts, who might or might not be a top modelling agent; and Parking Pataweyo, everyone's favourite parking warden, and the ageing Silver-Haired Beatles.

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Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Ruddy Hell! It's Harry & Paul (Series 1 title.)
Soundtrack
The screening of Series 2 (at which the laugh track was recorded) took place at the BBC Radio Theatre on Friday 1st August 2008. Series 4 filmed from mid-June 2012.
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 13th April 2007 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 2nd December 2012 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 18th November 2012 at 10:00pm on BBC HD

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