Walliams & Friend. David Walliams. Copyright: King Bert Productions
Walliams & Friend

Walliams & Friend

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2015 - 2017
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sketch show starring David Walliams, with special guest stars. Also features Morgana Robinson, Mike Wozniak, Ashley Gilmour, Mikel Sylvanus, Emmanuel Kojo and Jason Lewis

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Harry Enfield

Walliams & Friend. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, David Walliams. Copyright: King Bert Productions
David Walliams has tonight invited comedian Harry Enfield to be his 'Friend' - and the result is a masterclass in sketch.

Preview clips

Further details

David Walliams and Harry Enfield appear together as John Torode and a rather fussy Gregg Wallace in MasterChef; portray a hilarious pair of ageing lotharios and take a look back at some of Harry's comedy characters that never saw the light of day - until a certain David Walliams got his hands on them.

Adding a touch of royalty to proceedings, Her Majesty the Queen is surprised by her own family history when she takes part in the genealogy show Who Does One Think One Is?.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd December 2016
30 minutes
  • Saturday 17th September 2016, 18:00 at The London Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 5th December 2016 10:45pm BBC1
Tuesday 6th December 2016 12:15am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

David Walliams Various
Morgana Robinson Ensemble Actor
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
Ashley Gilmour Ensemble Actor
Mikel Sylvanus Ensemble Actor
Emmanuel Kojo Ensemble Actor
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Harry Enfield Various
Leila Hoffman Woman on Bench
Cariad Lloyd Ensemble Actor
Jiggy Bhore Ensemble Actor
Writing team
David Walliams Writer
Andrew Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Steve Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Tim Inman (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Kevin Cecil Script Editor
Harry Enfield Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Cecil Writer (Additional Material)
Andy Riley Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Sarah Fraser Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Chris Evans Post Production Producer
Gavin Buckley Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Andy Brierley Casting Director
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
David Arnold Composer
Vivien Ackland-Snow 1st Assistant Director


Who Does One Think One Is?

Adding a touch of royalty to proceedings, Harry Enfield's Her Majesty the Queen is surprised by her own family history when she takes part in the genealogy show Who Does One Think One is?

Featuring: David Walliams & Harry Enfield.

Lashes advert

Harry Enfield unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a beauty advert for mascara.

Featuring: Harry Enfield.


Harry Enfield resists the urge to screech "Only me!" as he joins the high-concept sketch show built around a different special guest each week. With such a veteran on board, Walliams mostly cedes the spotlight as the pair romp through some scattershot spoofs, including a skewering of MasterChef that entertainingly reimagines Gregg Wallace as a petulant, fussy eater. The talented Morgana Robinson, meanwhile, does some brilliant work in the margins.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 2nd December 2016

I was lukewarm about this sketch show last week, but there's a definite improvement tonight as Walliams's "friend" and comedy partner this evening is Harry Enfield. In a silver wig and a nice pink dress, Harry Enfield plays the Queen who's amazed to learn she's descended from Queen Victoria in Who Does One Think One Is? "Who'd have thought it? Little old one related to royalty?" Walliams awkwardly explains who Victoria was and the Queen enquires, "Was she named after the pub in EastEnders?" No? "Ah. One sees...."

The pair also do a great sketch mocking Torode and Wallace from Masterchef. It makes for a vastly superior show, but maybe also a tiny bit of embarrassment for Walliams as he's totally outclassed by Enfield. If only we could have Harry back every week. However, I've peeked ahead to the third episode and it has someone equally as talented.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 2nd December 2016

Preview - Walliams and Friend

The David Walliams comedy vehicle continues apace this week dragging Harry Enfield along for the ride.

Gareth Hargreaves, On The Box, 2nd December 2016

Walliams & Friend review

Walliams & Friend was a reminder of how good Harry Enfield's Nineties sketch shows were.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 2nd December 2016

Preview: Walliams & Friend with Harry Enfield, BBC1

After last week's edition in which David Walliams teamed up with youngish turk Jack Whitehall this week he teams up with oldish master Harry Enfield. And not surprisingly, given Enfield's sketch comedy pedigree the result is very good indeed and at some points positively brilliant.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st December 2016

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