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An image of Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently.

Harry Enfield first came to wide public attention on Channel 4's Saturday Live in the guise of a number of different personae created with Paul Whitehouse, including kebab-shop owner Stavros and plasterer Loadsamoney.

He went on to even greater fame in his own series Harry Enfield's Television Programme, and later Harry Enfield and Chums where he, Whitehouse and Kathy Burke created characters such as "Tim Nice-But-Dim", "Smashie and Nicey", "Wayne and Waynetta Slob" and "Kevin the Teenager". A spell in the wilderness of Sky TV ended in 2007 when he, with Whitehouse, returned to the BBC with Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul.

In 2002, Harry was the first guest on BBC's Top Gear. He came in at an "achingly" slow time of 2:01 (the best time on the same track with the same car was 1:44.4).



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