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Harry Hill to make Sky debut with spoof cookery show

7 April 2016 1:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedian will teach celebrity guests recipes such as ‘chicken à la Tom Jones’ in Tea-Time, his first series for the pay-tv broadcaster

Harry Hill is to front a spoof cookery-cum-chatshow for Sky, marking the first time the comedian has worked with the pay-tv broadcaster.

The comedian has signed a two-series deal for Harry Hill’s Tea-Time, starting on Sky1 this autumn.

Related: Harry Hill risks fiiiiiight with former agent after You've Been Framed dig | Media Monkey

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Celebrating You’ve Been Framed!

14 January 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Home video clip show You’ve Been Framed is currently airing its 29th series. We celebrate its many joys…

In the desert days before Charlie bit anyone’s finger and that baby panda sneezed its way into our hearts, there was scant opportunity to see funny home videos. Video recording equipment was strictly a luxury item. Even if your town had a Rumbelows, it would set you back roughly the price of an Austin Allegro Estate to buy a camcorder only slightly larger than an Austin Allegro Estate.

Which meant that back then, the only way you could see a toddler accidentally tip their nan into a pond, or a drunken man fall foul of a hubristic attempt to ride his son’s BMX up an improvised garden ramp was to be there in person.

You’d hear tales of course. Oh the stories. Playground talk about »

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You’ve Been Framed! 10 questions answered

14 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We asked the producer of ITV’s You’ve Been Framed! about staged clips, smartphones, and why the £250 hasn’t gone up with inflation…

Home video clip show You've Been Framed! is an ITV Saturday teatime stalwart. It first arrived in 1990 and is now in the enviable position of airing its 29th series. Its current incarnation, presented by Harry Hill since 2004, hit preciselythe sweet spot between comic absurdity and human suffering.

It's the show, as producer Chris Thornton says, "everybody watches but nobody admits to watching. We've gone into more detail on the joys it provides, here.

Over email, we caught up with Thornton to find out the secret to the show's longevity, how the advent of smartphones has affected submissions, and why that £250 fee hasn't changed since day one...

The £250 fee has remained the same since You’ve Been Framed! began in 1990. Have there been discussions »

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