Alien Fun Capsule



Harry Hill


Nit Television for ITV, 2 March 2017 to 20 July 2019 (22 episodes in 3 series)


The ITV press office tell us:

Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule is a panel show that sees Harry Hill presiding over two teams tasked with saving planet earth from alien invasion! Each team must find clips, people, basically anything that is fun or funny enough for Harry to place in a capsule which, in the event that we're invaded by aliens, we can present to them to demonstrate earthlings are good fun and therefore worthy of saving.
Over a series of rounds, the two teams of two present Harry with fun stuff which Harry must adjudicate on and ultimately decide what's in and what's out of the Fun Capsule with the triumphant team winning bragging rights.
Along the way there will be sketches, studio items and special guests. And the occasional appearance of an alien.
Put the comedy in, keep the aliens out.

Is this a game show? Well, perhaps: some of the challenges invite a winner and loser, and it would be possible to award points. Alien Fun Capsule helps to define the panel game genre, and subverts it. We're reminded of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, a long-running radio "antidote to panel games".

Title music

Steve Brown credited as the "Musical Director".


Hill mentioned that the show had been cancelled on his Channel 4 show "Harry Hill's Clubnite" on 25 October 2019 (one of the show's writers, future Out of Order host Rosie Jones, was performing on the show), although news of its cancellation did not break until nearly three and a half months later on 5 February 2020.

Una Stubbs made her final on-screen appearance on the show before her death in August 2021.

See also

Weaver's Week review


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