List of Al Murray's Happy Hour episodes

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Al Murray's Happy Hour is a chat show presented by comedian Al Murray and produced by Avalon Television that aired on ITV1.

Episode guide[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Premiered 13 January 2007 and ended 10 March 2007. Consisting of 9x60min episodes, airing each Saturday night.

Air Date Episode Number Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Related Notes
13 January 2007 1 Jason Donovan
Amanda Holden
Jayne Torvill
Christopher Dean
Katie Melua ("Nine Million Bicycles" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
20 January 2007 2 Jean-Christophe Novelli
Myleene Klass
James Cracknell
Ben Fogle
The Feeling ("Rosé" & "Fat Bottomed Girls")
27 January 2007 3 Emma Bunton
James Hewitt
Duncan Bannatyne
McFly ("Transylvania" & "Don't Stop Me Now") The title of the show changed after Duncan Bannatyne's interview to "Bannatyne's Happy Hour" - he likes to attach his name to his assets. (e.g. Bannatyne's Casino).
3 February 2007 4 Buzz Aldrin
Martin Kemp
Jodie Kidd
Sophie Ellis-Bextor ("Catch You" & "Radio Ga Ga")
10 February 2007 5 Jermaine Jackson
Anneka Rice
Aled Jones
The Ordinary Boys ("I Luv U" & "I Want to Break Free")
17 February 2007 6 Jerry Springer
Linda Lusardi
Len Goodman
Lemar ("Tick Tock" & "A Kind of Magic")
24 February 2007 7 Shane Warne
Abi Titmuss
David Coulthard
Melanie C ("I Want Candy" & "One Vision")
3 March 2007 8 John Barrowman
Natalie Cassidy
Donny Osmond
Madness ("Sorry" & "Killer Queen")
10 March 2007 9 Louis Walsh
Penny Lancaster
Dennis Waterman
We Will Rock You cast & Queen ("We Will Rock You") At the end of the final episode of the first series, Al Murray awakes in bed from sleep thinking that his singing with Queen was a dream. He then looks around to find Queen next to him in his bed.

Series 2[edit]

Premiered 11 January 2008 and ended 4 April 2008. Consisting of 13x60min episodes, airing at the new time slot of each Friday night at 22:00.

Air Date Episode Number Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Related Notes
11 January 2008 1 Barbara Windsor
James Blunt
Cerys Matthews
Marc Bannerman
Cerys Matthews ("Don't Stop Me Now") First episode where one of the main three guests sang. Cerys, who only sang the Queen cover, was chosen over James Blunt, who was promoting his new album. First episode where the Queen cover was a reprise of a cover performed in a past episode.
18 January 2008 2 Christopher Biggins
Greg Rusedski
Ben Miller
Scouting For Girls ("Elvis Ain't Dead" & "I Want It All")
25 January 2008 3 Melanie Brown
James May
Dale Winton
David Jordan ("Sun Goes Down" & "Tie Your Mother Down") Al, at one point, gets the whole audience to shout "Shame on you!" towards Eddie Murphy because of his false claims over the paternity of Mel B's second child.
1 February 2008 4 Adrian Chiles
Lembit Opik
Gabriela Irimia
The Feeling ("I Thought It Was Over" & "Under Pressure")
8 February 2008 5 Brendan Cole
Holly Willoughby
Trisha Goddard
The Hoosiers ("Worst Case Scenario" & "Killer Queen")
15 February 2008 6 John Barrowman
Ricky Hatton
Myleene Klass
Hard-Fi ("I Shall Overcome" & "Another One Bites the Dust") Al, at one point, gets the whole audience to shout "Shame on you!" towards Floyd Mayweather, Jr. because he beat Ricky Hatton to destroy his winning streak.
22 February 2008 7 Kym Ryder
Piers Morgan
Michael Winner
The Wombats ("Moving To New York" & "Bicycle Race")
29 February 2008 8 Phil Vickery
Alan Dale
Richard Madeley
Judy Finnigan
KT Tunstall ("If Only" & "Hammer to Fall")
7 March 2008 9 Andy Serkis
Kelly Osbourne
Paul Daniels
Bryan Adams ("I Thought I'd Seen Everything" & "Fat Bottomed Girls")
14 March 2008 10 James Martin
Nicky Clarke
Jason Gardiner
One Night Only ("Just for Tonight" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
21 March 2008 11 Peter Davison
Konnie Huq
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Squeeze ("Cool for Cats" & "Seven Seas of Rhye")
28 March 2008 12 Alex James
Penny Smith
Rupert Grint
The Enemy ("This Song" & "We Will Rock You") The intro music for all 3 guests was an Oasis song (Rock and Roll Star, Magic Pie and Morning Glory for James, Grint and Smith respectively), presumably to irritate Blur bassist Alex James.
4 April 2008 13 Denise Van Outen
Kris Marshall
Terry Venables
Queen + Paul Rodgers ("C-lebrity" Bohemian Rhapsody "All Right Now") The first time that the second song has not been a Queen song

Series 3[edit]

Premiered 12 September 2008 and ended 24 October 2008. Consisting of 7x60min episodes, airing each Friday night at 22:00.

Air Date Episode Number Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Related Notes
12 September 2008 1 Phil Collins
Fiona Phillips
Philip Glenister
New Kids on the Block ("Summertime" & "We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions") Instead of singing one Queen cover, the New Kids on the Block performed a medley of songs including We Will Rock You and We are the Champions
19 September 2008 2 Ted Danson
Jane McDonald
Coleen Nolan
Mark Austin
Estelle ("Pretty Please (Love Me)" & "A Kind of Magic")
26 September 2008 3 Jack Osbourne
Dita Von Teese
The Kooks ("Sway" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
3 October 2008 4 Katherine Jenkins
Melanie C
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
John Legend ("Killer Queen")
10 October 2008 5 Dawn French
Gok Wan
Robson Green
Sugababes ("Girls" & "Bohemian Rhapsody")
17 October 2008 6 Joanna Lumley
Jesse Metcalfe
Rachel Stevens
Stereophonics ("You're My Star", "The Bartender and the Thief" & "Tie Your Mother Down")
24 October 2008 7 Cilla Black
Des O'Connor
Phillip Schofield
Des O'Connor ("I Want to Break Free") Des O' Connor sang I Want to Break Free as a big band number

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