Paul Merton: The Series

Paul Merton: The Series
Starring Paul Merton
John Irwin
Robert Harley
Nick Hancock
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 12
Running time 6x30 minutes
6x35 minutes
Original network Channel 4
Original release 25 September 1991 – 8 October 1993

Paul Merton: The Series is a British sketch show that aired on Channel 4 from 1991 to 1993. The main star was Paul Merton, who co-wrote it along with John Irwin. It is not currently available on DVD but every episode is available for viewing free via Channel 4 service 4OD. It can also be purchased in the UK via iTunes.


Merton, Irwin and Harley were the main cast, however, each episode featured guest stars including Siobhan Hayes, Chris Lang, Ben Miller, Neil Mullarkey and Caroline Quentin, who was Merton's wife at the time.[1]

Broadcast details

Series one was broadcast between 25 September 1991 and 30 October 1991. Series two was broadcast between 3 September 1993 and 8 October 1993. Each episode in the first series was 30 minutes long, including adverts, while the second series episodes were 35 minutes including adverts.

Both series were produced by David Tyler[2]


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