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Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 25 May 2014
As part of the BBC2 50th anniversary celebrations comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse were commissioned to produce this spoof history of the channel. It parodies the channel, its content and the history documentary.

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Ed Bye
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Harry Enfield ... Simon Schama / Bob Ferris / Barry Cryer / Jacob Bronowski / Eric Idle / John Cheese-Shop-Sketch / Basil Fawlty / Cherri 'Terry' Jones / John Major / Margaret Thatcher / Lord Howe / Mel Smith / Rowan Atkinson / Jonathan Lloyd-Cambridge / Stephen Fry / Lord Melchett / Blackadder / Alan Bennett / Jim Broadbentovich / Vyvyan / Michael Gambon / David Brent / Tim Rice-But-Dim / Tim Nice-But-Brooke-Taylor / Arthur Pinta-Lager / Germaine Dreary / Mark Egghead / Lord Sugar / John Torode / Paul Hollywood / Ian Hislop / David Mitchell / Diddy Andy Parsons / Various
Kevin Eldon ... Derek Jacobi / Claudius / Bob Harris-Tweedious / Griff Rhys-Jones / Tim McInnerny / Various
Paul Whitehouse ... Terry Collier / Michael Palin / Manuel / Frankie Howerd / Lurcio / Yosser Hughes / Lord Lawson / Stanley Baldrick / Alan Yentob / Rick / Dennis Potter / Evan Davis / Tim Canterbury / Rick Prog-Rock / Mary Berry / Jools Holland / Paul Merton / Sarah Silligan / Alan Davies / Diddy Andy Hamilton / Various
Rhys Thomas ... Various
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ... Brian Blessed / Augustus / Mark Williams / Arthur Weasley / Ruddy Rory Redface / Nick Hewer / Gregg Wallace / Dara Ó Rea / Various
Joseph Morpurgo Joseph Morpurgo ... Hugh Laurie / Neil / Gareth Keenan / Angus Angusson / Russell Somebody / Russell Somebody-Else / Noel Fielding / Various
Catherine Shepherd ... Joan Bakewell Tart / Sue Perkins / Various
Rosie Cavaliero ... Miranda Richardson / Dawn Tinsley / Sheila Snoozecock / Karren Brady / Mel Giedroyc / Various
Justin Edwards ... Orson Welles / Jeremy Clarkson / Boris Big Johnson / Phil Youranus / Various
Lucy Montgomery ... Anne Robinson / Various
Nell Enfield Nell Enfield ... Young Brunhilder
Archie Lyndhurst ... Young Michael Gambon
Elliot Speller-Gillott ... Harry Potter - Dennis from Heaven
Fifi Hart ... Susan
Khamarle Paul-Soleyn Khamarle Paul-Soleyn ... Andrew
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As part of the BBC2 50th anniversary celebrations comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse were commissioned to produce this spoof history of the channel. It parodies the channel, its content and the history documentary.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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[scene from a BBC documentary about the Thatcher years; cuts between talking head interviews of Margaret Thatcher, Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson]
Lord Howe: Margaret was never the easiest person to get on with in Cabinet. But there was something about her.
Margaret Thatcher: We remember Geoffrey coming to us one day with a policy that we didn't much care for.
Lord Howe: And I said "Please, Margaret."
Margaret Thatcher: And we said "No, Geoffrey, no."
Lord Lawson: She was a very sexy woman. I remember going to her...
Margaret Thatcher: And we remember Nigel came to see us, and he said "You ...
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Spoofs The Young Ones (1982) See more »

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Pretty much the funniest thing ever created
4 October 2015 | by Loxlie-2See all my reviews

It seems unlikely, but I've watched it at least 10 times, and it really is the most astonishingly ambitious and genius thing. Such utter care taken in every detail. It really should make everyone raise their game, or feel ashamed, but it won't because it's already been forgotten. Because it was on BBC Two. And not even a paltry DVD. Utterly more punk than Young Ones, more subversive than Python, more iconoclastic than Not the Nine O'Clock - and ruthlessly slicing its way through all of those, and themselves, Harry and Paul have created the smartest and funniest thing I've ever seen. It will forever be forgotten for some reasons. Towering genius, funniest thing ever made - oh whatever, this is only the second review of this - you're never going to watch it, even though it's freely available on DailyMotion. You deserve yourself.


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English

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25 May 2014 (UK) See more »

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