For many the 1990’s was not always the most fondly remembered decade for comedy, it did however throw out it’s fair share of classics and is fondly remembered by fans of alternative comedy.
During the late 1980’s Harry Enfield had gained recognition, appearing on various shows with his characters Stavros and Loadsamoney. However it was his character based sketch show sketch Harry Enfield’s Television Programme, that brought him into the mainstream.
First broadcast on BBC Two in 1990 in the 9 pm slot on Thursdays nights which became the traditional time for alternative comedy on television. The show ran for two series in 1990 and 1992 of 6 episodes each. The show was well received and gave greater presence to his frequent collaborators Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke – so much so that, in 1994, the show returned and was retitled Harry Enfield and Chums.
Much like Dick Emery in the 1970’s this was a character driven sketch show.
Written By: Harry Enfield, Whitehouse, Charlie Higson and Geoffrey Perkins
Produced By: Hat Trick Productions for the BBC
Original Transmission Dates: 8th November 1990 – 24th December 1992
FremantleMedia will be releasing The Harry Enfield Collection, which includes Harry Enfield’s Television Programme and Harry Enfield and Chums and will be released on 21 July 2014.