The High Life (1994–1995)

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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.

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 Shona Spurtle / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
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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.

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

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In the title sequence, Alan Cumming [Sebastien Flyte] does an incorrect dance move. Whereas the rest of the stewards leap with their arms up, Cumming performs a move which is a throwback to his days in Cabaret in London's West End - a Nazi salute with two fingers of his other hand forming a 'moustache'. See more »

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Sebastian and Steve: Say that you don't hate me, / Say that you will date me, / Tell me I'm your lover man. / When I look in your direction, / I get a selection of sensations / That I don't understand.
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Fiendishly camp cleverly written comedy by Alan Cumming
13 December 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The High Life, was unfortunate to be cast among the often discarded sitcoms of the BBC's dustbins. This was a brilliantly written comedy set around a scottish airline called Scotair. Although only six episodes and a pilot were ever released, they certainly brought pleasure to myself and many other people. Sadly it has only been aired once, although I think it was repeated in the week for those not fortunate enough to catch it on the Sunday. Again another series as indeed the Brittas empire not released on BBC video. (Although there was one 6 episode VHS tape released of Brittas.

High life was very camp but extremely funny, and it saddens me that a second series was canned.


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