For many people of my generation, a real TV highlight from our childhood was the absurd and hilarious ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ where the comedian would use clips of the previous weeks TV and turn them into hilarious sketches or alter the context with a funny voice over.
That show was perfected marketed at kids, with grown ups also being able to enjoy too. However, that show has been off the air for a long time now and recently the BBC decided that they would swoop and bring Hill back to what he does best.
‘World of TV’ is a six part show where each episode focuses on a particular type of TV show (Home Improvement, Cooking, Crime etc) and Harry then runs us through that genre right from its beginning and how it has developed over the years.
Hill picks his narrative to joke about and then the remarkable archive team find simply unbelievable amounts of footage that back it and create comedy gold.
It really does feel like a more sophisticated version of ‘TV Burp’ that still maintains Hill’s often childish and always hilarious humour. He is the king of funny voiceovers.
This is one of the most light-hearted, well made and simply best TV shows of the year. Superb from Harry Hill and team.
Rating = 4.5/5