Day: September 4, 2016

Harry Enfield’s Television Programme – tape 1328

A respite from the rather grim previous tape, with some episodes from Harry Enfield’s Television Programme. Opening with a classic clip from ‘Goodfellas’ ruined by BBC dubbing. “Suck my duck you muddy funsters.”

Harry Enfield in Goodfellas

Dave Nice goes on a bit of a rant against those Eurocrats in Brussells. I can totally see Dave Nice turning out for UKIP now – after all, Mike Read did.

Dave Nice

Tim Nice but Dim is canvassing at Martin Clunes’ house. “I’m more conservative with a small ‘c'” “You’re certainly something with a small ‘c'”

Tim Nice But Dim and Martin Clunes

We meet the Scandinavian version of Smashie and Nicey



I love the globe in the titles for Mr Cholmondley Warner Presents.

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner presents

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2nd April 1992 – 21:00

The next episode features a 7-Up style documentary looking at the childhoods of Tim Nice But Dim and Wayne Slob.

Young Tim

There’s a pastiche of 70s adventurers, featuring Martin Clunes as Sidney Harbour-Bridge.

Sidney Harbour-Bridge


BBC Genome: BBC Two – 9th April 1992 – 21:00

The next episode features Mr Cholmondley Warner in colour.

Mr Cholmondley Warner in Colour

The Scousers are on Blind Date.

Blind Date

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 16th April 1992 – 21:00

The next episode opens with the classic Dave Nice video certification warning.

Younger viewers might not quite get the joke here – around this time, home videos often had a short advisory at the start, explaining what the certificate of the particular video means, and they were presented by Simon Bates, the archetypal old-school Radio 1 DJ of the time. Here’s a (poor quality) video showing the originals.

Lee and Lance are being horrible to an older customer. “It’s a bit of a gamble for you putting on a long playing record, isn’t it?”

Lee and Lance

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 23rd April 1992 – 21:00

In the next episode, Wayne and Waynetta are The Darling Slobs of May.

The Darling Slobs of May

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 30th April 1992 – 21:00

Smashy and Nicey are moved in the schedule by executive producer Geoffrey Perkins.

Geoffrey Perkins

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 7th May 1992 – 21:00

I think this might be my favourite series of Harry Enfield’s Television Programme.

After the last episode, there’s a trailer for Rory Bremner and one for The Thing From Another World. Then there’s the start of Developing Stories before the tape stops.