The air date of Whatever Happened To Harry Hill? has been confirmed as Thursday 23rd August at 9pm, Channel 4.
The hour long reunion show features all of the stars of the original series and an update on where they are now. Channel 4 has released the following sypnosis:
In 1999 Channel 4′s Harry Hill show – loved by thousands – was cancelled amid public outcry and rancour. Star and writer of the show Harry Hill has not spoken to the Badgers, his Big Brother Alan, Son Alan, Burt Kwouk or any of the original cast since. As Channel 4 celebrates its 30th birthday the Harry Hill gang look back at the series, work out where it all went wrong and see if they can put their differences behind them to reunite for one last Reunion Special. This specially commissioned documentary investigates the rise and fall of The Harry Hill Show, which originally ran for three series on Channel 4 (1997, 98, 99). The programme talks to the surviving members of the cast and the reclusive floppy-collared genius who created it. The doc learns of Harry Hill’s addiction to oily fish and how he used to beat the cast with a stick to get them to do things (a bit like the orang-utan on Every Which Way But Loose). The details of Brother Alan’s secret affair with Tasmin Archer Badger are uncovered, as well as Burt Kwouk’s dislike of Harry’s singing voice. The show features frank and sometimes shocking exclusive interviews with Harry Hill (TV Burp), Al Murray (A.K.A. The Pub Landlord), Burt Kwouk (The Pink Panther films) and Gary, former Controller of Channel 4. Packed full of clips from the three original series, the show is a fast moving and hilarious look back at one of Channel 4′s best loved – and almost forgotten – shows.
Also, Channel 4 is airing an old episode of Harry Hill on Sunday 19th August at 11.15pm. No details have yet been released on which episode is airing, but the following synopsis has been released:
Before TV Burp, Harry Hill presented a marvellous half hour of sketches and stand-up for Channel 4. Each week featured a special guest and a ’90s hit, while Burt Kwouk demonstrated a series of ingenious methods to capture a hen, and cheap scientist Finsbury Park came up with another amazing invention.