The Fast Show (1994–2000)

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Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne star in this sketch show with characters like Ken and Kenneth two rude tailors... See full synopsis »

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Arabella Weir ...
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Caroline Aherne ...
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Paul Shearer ...
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Maria McErlane ...
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Donna Ewin ...
 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
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Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne star in this sketch show with characters like Ken and Kenneth two rude tailors... See full synopsis »

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Trivia

The Cute Disabled Man sketch from Series 2 is a spoof of the film "Forrest Gump". See more »

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Rowley Birkin: Completely made out of rubber...
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Crazy Credits

The title sequence from Series 2 - Last Fast Show Ever is a montage of the regular characters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »

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Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Paul Whitehouse? Brilliant!!!
27 June 2004 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

I honestly reckon The Fast Show is the best ever British 'sketch' programme

  • & that includes Monty Python & Not The 9 O'Clock News.


Why do i think that? because they're ALL fantastic. Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark (We Wanna Be T'GETHER) Williams, John Thomson, Caroline Aherne & the other woman whose name I can't remember: "Does my bum look big in this?" For a long time I had an idea that Paul Whitehouse reminded me of an old friend I just couldn't put a name to. In the end I realised there was no such person. He's just got such a wonderful expressive face. The Fast Show has given us Brits so many catch phrases that are STILL instantly recogniseable, and that's the mark of a QUALITY show, and such fantastic characters. I bet everyone reading this has come across 'dodgy' menswear salesmen and knows someone just like Swiss Tony, or Dave Angel, or Ted. It's really hard to pick the best. All I can say is: Watching The Fast Show is like, making love to a beautiful woman. Enjoy!


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