List of Al Murray's Happy Hour episodes

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


Series 1

Overall No. Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Original air date Notes
11Katie Melua
("Nine Million Bicycles" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
13 January 2007 (2007-01-13)0
22The Feeling
("Rosé" & "Fat Bottomed Girls")
20 January 2007 (2007-01-20)0
("Transylvania" & "Don't Stop Me Now")
27 January 2007 (2007-01-27)[lower-alpha 1]
44Sophie Ellis-Bextor
("Catch You" & "Radio Ga Ga")
3 February 2007 (2007-02-03)0
55The Ordinary Boys
("I Luv U" & "I Want to Break Free")
10 February 2007 (2007-02-10)0
("Tick Tock" & "A Kind of Magic")
17 February 2007 (2007-02-17)0
77Melanie C
("I Want Candy" & "One Vision")
24 February 2007 (2007-02-24)0
("Sorry" & "Killer Queen")
3 March 2007 (2007-03-03)0
99We Will Rock You cast
Queen ("We Will Rock You")
10 March 2007 (2007-03-10)[lower-alpha 2]

Series 2

Overall No. Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Original air date Notes
101Cerys Matthews
("Don't Stop Me Now")
11 January 2008 (2008-01-11)[lower-alpha 3]
112Scouting For Girls
("Elvis Ain't Dead" & "I Want It All")
18 January 2008 (2008-01-18)0
123David Jordan
("Sun Goes Down" & "Tie Your Mother Down")
25 January 2008 (2008-01-25)[lower-alpha 4]
134The Feeling
("I Thought It Was Over" & "Under Pressure")
1 February 2008 (2008-02-01)0
145The Hoosiers
("Worst Case Scenario" & "Killer Queen")
8 February 2008 (2008-02-08)0
("I Shall Overcome" & "Another One Bites the Dust")
15 February 2008 (2008-02-15)[lower-alpha 5]
167The Wombats
("Moving To New York" & "Bicycle Race")
22 February 2008 (2008-02-22)0
178KT Tunstall
("If Only" & "Hammer to Fall")
29 February 2008 (2008-02-29)0
189Bryan Adams
("I Thought I'd Seen Everything" & "Fat Bottomed Girls")
7 March 2008 (2008-03-07)0
1910One Night Only
("Just for Tonight" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
14 March 2008 (2008-03-14)0
("Cool for Cats" & "Seven Seas of Rhye")
21 March 2008 (2008-03-21)0
2112The Enemy
("This Song" & "We Will Rock You")
28 March 2008 (2008-03-28)[lower-alpha 6]
2213Queen + Paul Rodgers
("C-lebrity" Bohemian Rhapsody "All Right Now")
4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)[lower-alpha 7]

Series 3

Overall No. Guest(s) Musical Guest/Songs performed Original air date Notes
231New Kids on the Block
("Summertime" & "We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions")
12 September 2008 (2008-09-12)[lower-alpha 8]
("Pretty Please (Love Me)" & "A Kind of Magic")
19 September 2008 (2008-09-19)0
253The Kooks
("Sway" & "Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
26 September 2008 (2008-09-26)0
264John Legend
("Killer Queen")
3 October 2008 (2008-10-03)0
("Girls" & "Bohemian Rhapsody")
10 October 2008 (2008-10-10)0
("You're My Star", "The Bartender and the Thief" & "Tie Your Mother Down")
17 October 2008 (2008-10-17)0
297Des O'Connor
("I Want to Break Free")
24 October 2008 (2008-10-24)[lower-alpha 9]


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The first time that the second song has not been a Queen song.
  8. 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
  9. Des O' Connor sang I Want to Break Free as a big band number
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