The final episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp, produced by Spencer Millman, airs tonight on ITV1.
Hill’s departure from the BAFTA award winning show, in which he takes a tongue in cheek swipe at the week’s television, has been the source of tabloid confusion for many weeks – with The Sun claiming that the king of manufactured pop, Simon Cowell, was involved with trying to keep Harry with the channel.
However, at the show’s taping this week, Hill confirmed this would be the last ever …Burp, and promised an enormous finale. The episode airs at 7:30pm, and will be available on ITV Player for 7 days after transmission.
Millman’s involvement with the show began in 2006, right after he produced Man To Man With Dean Learner featuring a host of TVO allumni, and in between Seasons Two and Three of The Mighty Boosh. He also managed to sneak in a job on the pilot of Penelope Princess Of Pets (featuring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby) in 2010 between TV Burp runs, which have clocked him an impressive 99 editions as the show’s producer.
Press coverage of the demise of the show has included a love letter to the series in The Guardian, and The Telegraph’s list of the top ten best gags in the show’s history. Hill’s next move may be to rival commercial station, Channel 4, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted about what Spencer Millman does next.
RIP, TV Burp. 2001-2012.