Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Balloon Pictures.

Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s

Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Balloon Pictures.

Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse lampoon BBC Two's best known shows and presenters as part of the channel's 50th anniversary programming

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Starring
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Justin Edwards, Catherine Shepherd, Rosie Cavaliero, Joseph Morpurgo and others
Writers
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
Director
Ed Bye
Producer
Bradley Adams

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse take a twisted look at the story of BBC Two. This hour-long show is a 'tribute' to the channel's most iconic programmes and personalities.

From Men Behaving Likely Ladly to Dennis From Heaven, The Old Grey Wrinkled Testicle to Ask The Ugly Family, Grumpy Old Hasbeens to Panel Show, there are clips from all the channel's greatest shows, almost exactly as viewers remember them...

The story of BBC Two starts with its painful birth as 'Auntie Beeb' pushes out the now familiar '2' logo into the arms, and much to the delight of, the attending BBC executives.

This sets the tone as we romp through the story of 2's highs and lows from World War One to The Great British Bake Off, via The Forsyte Saga, Tim Nice But Brooke Taylor, Late Night Line Up with Joan Bakewell Tart and Monty Python. We drop into The Office and Boys From The Blackstuff, Arena, Old Grey Whistle Test and The Apprentice among many others.

The whole journey is set inside a documentary by Simon Schama (played by Enfield), with Simon laconically walking through TV Centre linking this 50-year saga.

Harry Enfield says: "BBC Two gave me my big solo break with Harry Enfield's Television Programme almost 25 years ago. They have been loyal to us over decades. We therefore felt it was only right that now we should stab BBC Two in the back."

He adds: "They kindly asked us to do a homage to 50 years of BBC Two. It's turned out to be less of a homage and more of a homicide. Whoops."

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Production Details

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Soundtrack
Original music composed by Philip pope with vocals by Sarah Eyden.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 25th May 2014 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 11:00pm

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