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Keith Harris and Orville Show, The

A real duck does the entire nation a favourTOOTHY BALDING-PERMED ventriloquist wields pathologically feeble green duck in a nappy on one hand and nasally-blocked orange “cheeky” monkey on the other. “Now it’s time to welcome our very special guests: Matt Bianco!”



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    For what it was, perfectly acceptable Saturday evening fare. I had the pleasure of seeing Harris’s adult-orientated ‘Duck Off!’ show a few years back, and it was marvellous. He also came across as a very likeable bloke in the Louis Theroux documentary.

  2. THX 1139

    February 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Orville got a laugh out of me when he said he did impressions of Percy Edwards. Sobering to think the day is fast approaching when hardly anyone gets that joke, if anyone at all.

  3. Glenn Aylett

    December 2, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I first saw Keith Harris and Orville at a Black and White Minstrel Show in Scarborough, a couple of months before the Minstrels were banished from television, just as Keith Harris was becoming famous. I did hear there were two Keith Harris and Orville shows, the safe family variety most people were familiar with, and a blue version that performed at adult only comedy shows.

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