The High Life (1994–1995)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 251 users  
Reviews: 20 user

A strangely, short-lived Scottish sitcom chronicling the eccentric passengers and crew of a fictional small airline operating out of Prestwick Airport. Notable for some very surreal comedy and the all singing, all dancing titles.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: April

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 232 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 25 Nov 2013
 
a list of 200 titles
created 23 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 1320 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The High Life" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The High Life (1994–1995)

The High Life (1994–1995) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The High Life.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1995   1994  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie 1991)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Lenny Henry, John Gabriel, Alan Cumming
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Stars: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jonathan Vandermark is a music teacher with a weakness for young men with great aspirations and without a pot to piss in. When Sebastian enters his life and takes advantage of John's charity, his life and afterlife will be changed forever.

Director: Alan Cumming
Stars: Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Anne Heche
The Airzone Solution (Video 1993)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public is given gas masks as Toxic Air Alerts increase and it looks like the Earth is slowly... See full summary »

Director: Bill Baggs
Stars: Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy
High Life (2009)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Joe Anderson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man stuck in the reveries of his youth tracks down the boyhood friend he once tormented, only to find that simpler times were more complicated than he thought.

Director: David Munro
Stars: Matt McGrath, Judah Friedlander, Alan Cumming
The Highlife (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Josh Monkarsh
Stars: Richard Azurdia, Marlee Boyd, Sam Brittan
Prague (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Ian Sellar
Stars: Alan Cumming, Sandrine Bonnaire, Bruno Ganz
Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond
Drama

Based on real events about the promising young actor who lands the coveted role of the disturbed teen opposite Richard Burton in the original 1975 Broadway stage production of Equus.

Director: Michael Selditch
Stars: Alan Cumming
Butter (TV Short 1994)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Alan Cumming
Stars: Hilary Lyon, Jane Horrocks, Richard Wilson
Shadow of the Stone (TV Series 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A short British TV series about a young girl and her alter ego from the past who had been burned at the stake as a witch.

Stars: Nic D'Avirro, Shirley Henderson, Irene Sunters
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Shona Spurtle / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
...
 Sebastian Flight / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Forbes Masson ...
 Steve McCracken / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
...
 Captain Hilary Duff / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Edit

Storyline

A strangely, short-lived Scottish sitcom chronicling the eccentric passengers and crew of a fictional small airline operating out of Prestwick Airport. Notable for some very surreal comedy and the all singing, all dancing titles.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sitcom | flight attendant | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Welcome aboard Air Scotia - flying out of Scotland's Prestwick Airport with the most useless cabin crew ever to push a drinks trolley...

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character name Sebastian Flight is a reference to Sebastian Flyte played by Anthony Andrews in _"Brideshead Revisited" (1981) (mini)_. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian: Hello Ms Spurtle, how's your arse for love bites?
Shona: Fine thankye, how's ye ear for dermatitis?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fabulously camp and utterly brilliant

I count myself extremely fortunate to have first seen Alan Cumming on stage in 1987 or there abouts. He was playing the shepherd in "As You Like It". Hardly a major role but he completely stole the show and had my friends and I frantically flicking through our programmes to find out who the wonderful young actor playing the shepherd was. Since then I've always looked out for him and have yet to be disappointed in any role he's played.

"The High Life" is a cute, original and extremely funny comedy with wonderful performances from the three central actors and it's a huge shame that it was allowed to sink without trace due to very poor promotion by the BBC. It was broadcast on a weekday evening in what used to be the notoriously difficult 9pm slot on BBC2. I can recall nothing more than a couple of brief trailers and a little piece in the Radio Times and it was as if the powers that be just didn't care wether is succeeded or failed. These days we have the likes of the appallingly bad "My Hero" being shown early on a Friday evening on BBC1 and then repeated on a Sunday afternoon, while something as well written and acted, clever and original as "The High Life" was allowed to sink without trace.

I don't suppose Auntie Beeb would ever go to the trouble of producing a video, or better still, a DVD, but they could at least repeat this glorious one-off. That way, the few of us who loved it first time 'round could tape it and watch it over and over, and those who never got a chance to see it will finally know what the rest of us are harping on about.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why oh why wasn't/isn't this repeated. kobejonez
Piff paff poff exceptthis
episode titles help HelloIT
Achtung!! cyanidesweet
Hilary Duff MothTwiceborn
Songs scottishsmeghead
Discuss The High Life (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?