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

Harry & Paul

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2007 - 2012
  • 23 episodes (4 series)

Comedy starring sketch show veterans Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as a variety of characters. Also features Daniel Kaluuya, Laura Solon, Morwenna Banks, Sophie Winkleman, Simon Day and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2012
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
23 (4 series), plus 2 highlights specials
Stars
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Daniel Kaluuya, Laura Solon, Morwenna Banks, Sophie Winkleman, Simon Day, Catherine Shepherd and more
Writers
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Brendan O'Casey, Robert Popper, David Cummings, Derren Litten and more
Directors
Tristram Shapeero, Sandy Johnson and Harry Enfield
Producers
Phil Bowker, Geoffrey Perkins, Izzy Mant, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Simon Lupton, Simon Wilson and Chris Sussman
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Harry Enfield Sketch Show (Working title)
  • The Harry Enfield Programme (Working title)
  • The Harry Enfield Show (Working title)
  • Ruddy Hell! It's Harry & Paul (Series 1)
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 13th April 2007 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre - 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.

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