Harry Hill, Returning To TV And Nearly Returning To His Old Job
Made by NIT TV, Harry Hill’s World Of TV (6×30) is not just a hilarious lesson in TV history but also a demonstration of what is required to make each of the main TV genres including…
Soaps – From 1954’s The Grove Family through to Crossroads, and Albion Market, to Coronation Street and EastEnders.
Medical Dramas – From Dr Finlay’s Casebook through to Emergency Ward 10 and 1975’s Angels to Holby City and Casualty.
Police Dramas – From Dixon of Dock Green through to Z Cars, Softly Softly to The Sweeney, The Bill and Line Of Duty
Home Improvement Shows – From 1963’s Barry Bucknall’s DIY through to Toolbox, 60 Minute Make Over and Changing Rooms to Grand Designs.
Historical Documentaries – from Kenneth Clarke’s Civilisation through to AJP Taylor, James Burk and Mary Beard all the way to Who Do You Think You Are and Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family.
Cookery Programmes – from Fanny Craddock, through to Delia, Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef to Ainsley Harriot ,MasterChef and Bake Off.
All done through Harry and his team’s ingenious and laugh-out-loud use of clips. Rich Pickings indeed!
Harry Hill says: “It’s about time someone blew the whistle on how these TV shows are put together and it looks like I’m the man for the job. Watching TV will never be the same again! I predict this series of programmes will be required viewing for all students of TV. We’re talking TV landmark… jus’ sayin’.”
Mobashir Dar, Executive Producer says: “If you like Harry Hill, the world and TV, then you’ll love Harry Hill’s World of TV”
Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC says: “Harry is the undisputed master of unearthing unintentionally funny moments and there will be plenty of them in this laugh out loud new series.”
Harry Hill’s World of TV is coming to BBC Two, Sunday 23rd August at 8.30pm
Harry Hill’s World of TV is made by Nit TV, the joint venture between Harry Hill and CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC and Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two. Executive Producers for NIT TV are Harry Hill, Mobashir Dar, Murray Boland and Danielle Lux and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Syeda Irtizaali.
Almost Returning To Work ?
TV comic Harry Hill maybe returning to TV screens this weekend, but he has been speaking about how he nearly returned to his to his former career as a doctor to help the NHS effort against coronavirus.
After training as a neurosurgeon, the presenter worked at Doncaster Royal Infirmary before quitting the medical profession and moving to the small screen.
Now, he is best known for the comedy show Harry Hill’s TV Burp, which ran from 2001 to 2012 on ITV, and for narrating You’ve Been Framed! since 2004.
Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, the 55-year-old – whose real name is Matthew Hall – revealed how he was asked if he would return to help the health service as coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK.
“In the early days of the pandemic, it was all melting down radiators to make ventilators, the country pulling together and so on,” he said.
“I’d had a few drinks so I filled out the form and got an email back saying someone would contact me about my return to work. I broke out in a cold sweat.”
New Sitcom had Lee Mack Begging?
Lee Mack is starring in Semi-Detached, a brand new BBC Two sitcom.
In an interview with Radio Times the Would I Lie To You? star has claimed that he “begged” to be cast in the series after first coming across the script.
The comedian said that as soon as he read David Crow and Oliver Maltman’s script he was desperate to land the lead role – even though he had originally only been asked to read it so he could give the writers feedback.
Speaking toand other press at a live streamed Q&A launch for the series, Mack said, “I first read it just because someone wanted my opinion of the script and I said not only do I love it, I really want to play the part of Stuart – so I begged for the part.”
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Semi-Detached airs Thursdays at 10pm on BBC Two