Is Harry on the Boat?

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For the book, see Is Harry on the Boat.
Is Harry on the Boat?
Starring Danny Dyer
Davinia Taylor
Will Mellor
Kate Magowan
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Keith Allen
Ralf Little
Caroline Flack
Kate Sanderson
Jakki Degg
Leanne Wilson
Lucy Knight
John Simm
Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 97 minutes (movie) 50 minutes (TV episode)
Original network Sky One
Original release 2001

Is Harry on the Boat? Is a 2001 British made-for-TV film, based on the lives of holiday reps in Ibiza. A television drama series then followed, airing on Sky One from 2002 to 2003.


It is based on the book of the same name by Colin Butts. The title is a reference to the sexual act of ejaculating on the face ('Harry Monk', often shortened just to 'Harry', is Cockney rhyming slang for "spunk" (a British slang term for semen) and 'boat race', or just 'boat', is rhyming slang for 'face').

The TV series was developed and produced by Rapido TV for Sky TV. "Is Harry on the Boat?" was a mix of fast-paced drama, sex and comedy. It was set in Ibiza and focused on the adventures of a group of holiday reps catering for an 18-30s' market.


The cast of the film was made up from a series of young, mainly unknown young actors and gave first TV appearances to a number of now notable British actors.

Television series[edit]

The TV series cast was totally different from the movie cast, with no actors from the movie appearing in the TV series. The TV series ran for 2 series with 18 episodes in series 1 and 10 in series 2. Although like the film being set in Ibiza the series was filmed in Almunecar in Southern Spain

Main Cast Series 1[edit]

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