You've Been Framed!
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|You've Been Framed!|
|Presented by||Jeremy Beadle (1991–1997)
Lisa Riley (1998–2002)
Jonathan Wilkes (2003–2004)
|Narrated by||Harry Hill (2004–)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||27|
Vin Di Bona Productions
American Broadcasting Company
Tokyo Broadcasting System
|Running time||30–60 minutes
|Original channel||ITV, STV, UTV|
|Picture format||4:3 (1990–2001)
|Original run||14 April 1990; 1 September 1990 (pilots)
6 January 1991 – present (series)
|Related shows||...Do the Funniest Things
Kirsty's Home Videos
The Planet's Funniest Animals
You've Been Framed! is a British television comedy show, produced by ITV Studios (Granada Television at Granada Studios before operations merged) for ITV where viewers send in humorous home videos. It has been narrated by British comedian Harry Hill since 2004.
During the show, the video clips are played and the people who sent them in receive £250. Before the advert break, a "What happens next?" competition, where the viewers have to guess what happens after a clip is frozen, or "Framed Gold Records" competition, where viewers have to guess how many times something can happen before something else happens (for example, how many people can fall over before a dog gets through a very tight space?), or "Are You A Cry Baby? Maybe" competition, where viewers guess if there will be tears before bedtime, is played. The answer is revealed after the break.
The show was first commissioned as a pilot and aired on ITV on 14 April 1990 with Jeremy Beadle as the host. Another pilot was commissioned and aired on the same TV channel on 1 September 1990. These featured more audience participation, for example, brief interviews with people who had been featured in clips. Both pilots were a success and soon enough, a series was commissioned and aired on 6 January 1991 (partly reflecting how camcorders were becoming more commonly owned by members of the public, allowing more material to be submitted).
The format has been tweaked in recent years, while the programme was presented by Jonathan Wilkes, the studio audience voted for which clip was the best of the night at the end of the show, and the person who sent in the winning clip received £1,000. A segment was also introduced showcasing clips which had obviously been faked, called "Named, framed and shamed!", which ended when the studio was ditched in favour of an apartment setting later on while Jonathan Wilkes was still presenting. This was short lived, and visual continuity was replaced with a narrator, voiced by Harry Hill, which meant that for the first time since the show began, there was no studio nor on-screen personality. Hill provides commentary on the clips via voice-over, which means more clips can be shown, as well as being seen by some as a cost-cutting exercise. Submission of clips is free (without stampage) and in recent years, the show began accepting clips via e-mail, and more recently, the inclusion of mobile phone videos; noted on-screen by a small mobile symbol in the corner.
In the show, Hill makes regular obtuse references to the Norfolk market town of Swaffham, in reprisal of the serious injuries he once received in a bizarre bird attack in the town.
The show is similar in format to a number of shows worldwide, including America's funniest home videos and Australia's funniest home videos. In a deal with various foreign producers of similar shows, many imported clips are used, in exchange for home-grown videos from the UK.
|Series||Presenter/Narrator||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1–2||Jeremy Beadle||6 January 1991||1 March 1992||16|
|3||6 September 1992||11 October 1992||6|
|4||10 January 1993||29 May 1993||9|
|5||3 October 1993||19 December 1993||11|
|6||4 September 1994||17 December 1994||16|
|7||3 September 1995||19 November 1995||12|
|8||1 September 1996||15 December 1996||14|
|9||14 September 1997||7 December 1997||13|
|10||Lisa Riley||4 September 1998||24 October 1998||8|
|11||17 July 1999||7 November 1999||16|
|12||2 September 2000||9 December 2000||14|
|13||21 October 2001||22 December 2001||10|
|14||8 September 2002||24 November 2002||12|
|15||Jonathan Wilkes||12 October 2003||2 May 2004||30|
|16||Harry Hill||11 September 2004||23 April 2005||33|
|17||10 September 2005||22 April 2006||33|
|18||29 May 2006||30 July 2006||10|
|19||26 November 2006||4 February 2007||11|
|20||30 October 2007||11 May 2008||29|
|21||20 September 2008||4 March 2009||25|
|22||28 November 2009||3 March 2010||15|
|23||18 September 2010||19 March 2011||27|
|24||20 August 2011||18 August 2012||39|
|25||1 September 2012||24 December 2012||17|
|26||23 March 2013||4 May 2013||6|
|27||31 August 2013||TBA 2014|
Throughout its run since its debut in 1990, You've Been Framed! has since featured spin-off specials (reusing home video clips for narration) and made up parodies to entertain the series' fans and viewers alike.
- 100% You've Been Framed!
- Best Of You've Been Framed!
- Funniest Ever You've Been Framed!
- I Love You've Been Framed!
- New You've Been Framed! Favourites
- New You've Been Framed! Forever
- Totally You've Been Framed!
- Very Best Of You've Been Framed!
- You've Been Framed! A-Z of Christmas (2002)
- You've Been Framed! And Famous
- You've Been Framed! And Famous 4
- You've Been Framed! at Christmas (1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, )
- You've Been Framed! Calendar Special
- You've Been Framed! Family Special
- You've Been Framed! Favourites (8 June 2013)
- You've Been Framed! Forever
- You've Been Framed! Full Throttle
- You've Been Framed! Funniest 100
- You've Been Framed! Harry's Favourites
- You've Been Framed! Kids' Special (2008, 2010, 2012)
- You've Been Framed Rides Again!
- You've Been Framed! Sports' Special (2006, 2007, 20??, )
- You've Been Framed! The Next Generation (2010)
- You've Been Framed! Top 100 Animals
- You've Been Framed! Top 100 Holidays (2012, 2013)
- You've Been Framed! Top 100 Kids
- You've Been Framed! Top 100 Talent (2013)