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Harry Hill

Harry Hill

  • TV sketch show
  • Channel 4
  • 1997 - 2000
  • 26 episodes (3 series)

Anarchic and surrealist stand-up and sketch series starring and written by Harry Hill. Also features Al Murray, Matt Bradstock, Sheila Dunn, Hélène Patarot, Evie Garratt and more.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1997 - 2000
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
26 (3 series)
Stars
Harry Hill, Al Murray, Matt Bradstock, Sheila Dunn, Hélène Patarot, Evie Garratt, Dax O'Callaghan, Brenda Gilhooly and more
Writers
Harry Hill and Stewart Lee
Director
Robin Nash
Producers
Charlie Hanson, Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday, Chris Miles and Nick Badham
Companies

The sketch show responsible for the catchphrases "You've got to have a system", "What are the chances of that happening, eh?" and "If it's too hard, I can't understand it".

Regular items included songs, Harry & Burt At Home, the Channel 4 news and letters from viewer Bunty Hoven, read out by Harry and his blue cat Stouffer.

In the first series each episode would end with the badger parade, which threatened not to happen for a different reason every week. This became the owl finale in Series 2 and was replaced with Space Station Badger in Series 3.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Harry Hill Show
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The musical director was John Collins.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 30th May 1997 at 10:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 1st September 2012 at 2:35am on 4seven - Series 1, Episode 8
  • Friday 31st August 2012 at 12:35am on 4seven - Series 1, Episode 8
  • Sunday 26th August 2012 at 2:05am on 4seven - Series 1, Episode 8

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios

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