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2008-10-13 12:00:28

By POL O' MUIRI Comedian (though more correctly 'comedian') Harry Enfield is involved in a row with the Philippine government over a very tasteless sketch on his 'comedy' series in which an elderly Brit propositions a Philippine women to wiggle her backside. (Oh, cutting edge stuff.) The authorities in the Philippines are not happy and are demanding an apology from the BBC. Whatever the outcome of that, hopefully, the BBC will offer an apology to licence-payers for continuing to put Harry...

2008-10-11 00:00:25

By David Lister Harry Enfield is in a spot of bother with the government of the Philippines over a sketch in his Harry and Paul show. In that sketch, Harry tried to mate his pet Geordie, played by Paul Whitehouse, with a Filipina maid. I can't say that I was too bothered by this little fuss, until I read a small aside in the news story about it, in which Enfield was quoted as saying that he had already been prevented from playing a sex-crazed Muslim hoodie in another sketch. Let's, with...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Shan Ross A COMEDY sketch in which a man urges his neighbour to "mount" a Filipina maid has been attacked by the Philippines government and community groups in Britain. An online petition condemning the skit, on BBC show Harry and Paul, starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, as "disgraceful", "distasteful" and "tantamount to racism" attracted hundreds of signatures yesterday. Calls were growing last night for the BBC to apologise. The Philippines government has already...

2008-09-23 21:00:22

The eighties advert has been remade with television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield.The original brainy scientists and their over-developed foreheads featured in a series of ads for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989.The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a position with the company.However, former Countdown presenter Vorderman who in real life is a member of Mensa and has a degree in...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

THE "Tefal boffins" famous for their large heads are to return to UK screens with a new cast of well-known faces. The 1980s advert has been remade starring television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield. The original brainy scientists and their over-developed foreheads featured in a series of ads for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989. The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a...

2008-08-31 18:00:24

By HARRIET SHAWCROSS THE man who brought Fr Ted to the small screen has died in a road accident, it was announced yesterday. Former BBC head of comedy Geoffrey Perkins, 55, was killed at around 9.30am on Friday morning when he was hit by a flatbed van in Marylebone High Street, London, police said. Mr Perkins also produced the radio series of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, the first BBC Radio comedy in stereo. As BBC TV head of comedy he oversaw shows including the Royle...

2008-08-02 09:00:17

Hello Harmon Leon. What on earth is your show, Joke-e-Oke about? Well, it's like karaoke but with stand-up comedy material instead. Everyone at the Fringe sees all these great comedy shows, but here's a show where they actually get to be the star and do the routines of their favourite stand-up comedians in a three-round gameshow. Is that it? No, not only do we do the routines, but there's things like "The Wheel of Oke" - a big wheel that spins around and whatever comedian it lands...