Big Train (1998–2002)

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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various Roles (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various roles (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Amelia Bullmore ...
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 Various roles (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Various roles (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Various roles (6 episodes, 2002)
Barry Davies ...
 Stare-Out Commentator (6 episodes, 1998)
Phil Cornwell ...
 Stare-Out Commentator (6 episodes, 1998)
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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[catering students are attending a lecture - a sign on the desk says "Cake Department"]
Cake Chef: So, in conclusion, these cakes really are selling extremely quickly. They're selling like nobody's business. They're flying off the shelves, these cakes. Maybe it's because we warm the up first, I don't know, but they are being bought at a tremendous rate. In fact, I don't think I've seen anything sell with such speed as these warmed-through cakes. People are snapping up these cakes like, well, like they're ...
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Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Good in parts, but has studio laughter
26 January 2005 | by (Bletchley) – See all my reviews

At times this is an original sketch show, with surreal, witty moments. Someone should have told them that the staring sketch simply wasn't funny once, let alone being repeated in different forms again and again

  • not just in the first episode, but the second, the third - and


probably all the rest. Luckily the DVD can be skipped; but still skipping a DVD past bits you don't like isn't a particularly good thing to have to do.

Generally the trouble is that a point is made, and then is overmilked - we get the joke, move on. One of the reviews here implies there's no studio (canned?) laughter - but there is - at least on the UK DVD, and it is quite inappropriate, it should be optional. We also have the BBC forcing its previews - so you can't put the DVD in, leave it to go through the copyright stuff, and come back ready at the menu. 7 out of 10, needs better editing.


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