of Swap Shop's more curious collectors appeared on the programme
on 7th March 1981.
Harry Copter's appearance is fondly remembered by viewers mostly
for the sheer madness of the idea!
Noel appeared to effectively interview himself in the role of
Harry using a simple but very well planned split-screen effect.
You'll note that during the sequence that Noel and Harry
interact with their dialogue so well that you really have to
remind yourself that it really was done in two pieces! Noel has
previously used the technique of recording one half of a sketch
and playing the other half live during his Radio 1 Breakfast
show (remember Flynn the milkman anyone?) and also employed the
technique more recently whilst in charge of the Radio 2
Drivetime show in 2003 where he talked to himself.
The picture to the right comes from Swap Shop Book 4 and you'll
notice that Harry's appearance differs slightly from the show.
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