Harry Enfield and Chums

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Highlights from the much-loved ’90s comedy shows Harry Enfield’s Television Programme and Harry Enfield and Chums

In 1990, one of BBC TV’s most popular sketch shows, Harry Enfield’s Television Programme, was born. Later retitled Harry Enfield and Chums, it featured Harry and co-stars Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke, and ran for eight years and four award-winning series.

This collection contains a cornucopia of comic characters and catchphrases from the classic show, including upper-class idiot Tim Nice But Dim, DJ dinosaurs Smashie and Nicey on Radio Fab FM, Kevin the Teenager, Mr Dead, Wayne and Waynetta Slob (‘I’m avving a faag’), and the Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies (‘Ooh, young man!’)

Here, too, are countless other comedy favourites, among them nosey neighbour Michael Paine, Jurgen the German, an uptight tourist who can’t stop apologising for the war; and Julio Geordio, Newcastle’s latest Colombian signing, whose football is as good as his English isn’t.

From the spoof public service announcement, ‘Women, Know Your Limits!’ to The Self Righteous Brothers and cowboy builders Lee and Lance, these fabulous, fast-paced sketches are as funny now as when they were first broadcast.

Production credits
Created by Harry Enfield
Starring Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke
Written by Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson and Geoffrey Perkins
Additional material by Ian Hislop, Nick Newman, Harry Thompson, Dave Cummings, Richard Preddy and Gary Howe

With Georgina Anderson, David Barber, Gary Bleasdale, Harry Burton, John Cassady, Martin Clunes, Sara Crowe, Jack Fortune, Anna Gilbert, Georgie Glen, Simon Godley, Robert Harley, Emma Hewitt, Dave Hill, Caroline John, Doon Mackichan, Joe McGann, Lloyd McGuire, Elizabeth McKechnie, Stuart Milligan, PJ Nicholas, Neil Pearson, Geoffrey Perkins, Sean Pertwee, Neville Phillips, Francis Pope, Caroline Quentin, Andy Rashleigh, Kate Robbins, Stephanie Schonfeld, Lesley Ann Sharp, Mark Williams, Raymond Witch

Harry Enfield’s Television Programme
Produced by Geoff Posner, Mary Bell and Geoffrey Perkins
Directed by Geoff Posner, John Birkin and Geoffrey Perkins
Executive producer: Denise O’Donoghue
A Hat Trick production for BBC TV
First broadcast BBC Two, 8 November-13 December 1990 (Series 1), 2 April-7 May 1992 (Series 2)

Harry Enfield and Chums
Produced by Harry Thompson and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Directed by John Stroud and Dominic Brigstocke
Executive producers: Peter Bennett-Jones and Maureen McMunn
A Tiger Aspect production for BBC TV
First broadcast BBC One, 4 November-16 December 1994 (Series 1), 7 January-11 February 1997 (Series 2)

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