The Fast Show (1994–2000)

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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
Charlie Higson ...
 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
Arabella Weir ...
 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
Simon Day ...
 Various Roles / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2014)
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Caroline Aherne ...
 Various Roles / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2014)
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 Various Roles / ... (23 episodes, 1994-2000)
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 Various Roles / ... (21 episodes, 1994-2000)
Paul Shearer ...
 Various Roles / ... (20 episodes, 1994-2000)
Maria McErlane ...
 Various Roles / ... (15 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Various Roles / ... (14 episodes, 1994-2000)
Donna Ewin ...
 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
Rory Jennings ...
 Toby / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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Comedy

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brilliant!  »

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(25 episodes)

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Trivia

Charlie Higson's character, the car salesman Swiss Toni, is the only non-original character in the show and had appeared in the second series of "The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer" in 1995, which was produced by Higson and featured cameos from many members of "The Fast Show". And Swiss Toni went on to have his own short-lived sitcom. See more »

Quotes

Louis Balfour: What are you going to play for us today, Jackson?
Jackson Jeffery Jackson: Trumpet.
Louis Balfour: No, er, what tune?
Jackson Jeffery Jackson: [indignant] Tune? This' jazz!
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Crazy Credits

Paul Whitehouse performs "Please Me Release Me (Let Me Go)" in character as Kenny Valentine in the Series 1 title sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Hysterical -- Wish It Were Still On
12 April 2003 | by (Glacier, Washington) – See all my reviews

From start to end, I've always found "The Fast Show" (known as "Brilliant," in America) hysterically funny. It's well written -- very grown up humor, here. Anyone who was hooked on SCTV will adore every moment! I can only hope that they'll produce another run of shows. 'Priceless.


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