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 ...
 Various roles / ... (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
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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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Like reality, only better!

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['This Is Your Life' Parody]
Michael Aspel: After that success, you went on to star in the West End in numerous plays and of course in many films and television shows. But there was a cloud on the horizon, when your husband Billy became seriously ill. Billy developed a rare disease called Berlioz syndrome. The early symptoms resembled a mild form of flu, but soon his brain shrunk to the size of an orange and pus and mucus began to ooze out of his ears. Before long, cracks appeared in his skull and blood and ...
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Big Train
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Utterly disappointing
11 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had heard many good things about this program. My friend called it 'the funniest thing I have ever seen'. I heard that I had a whole host of excellent comedians and comedy actors involved in it to some degree. It even had the legend that is Simon Pegg starring! Plus the Father Ted two as as writers? This has to be comedy gold. Alas, no, the first series, the only one I have seen so far, is a major disappointment. Maybe it has suffered in my eyes by being built up too much. None-the-less, and I know this is a matter of opinion, it is just not that funny. Granted there are one or two funny sketches and some very clever idea, but nothing there to elevate Big Train above most other sketch shows. I found many sketches were drawn out and as a result died a horrible death. I'm about to watch the second series which I have been assured is vastly superior to the first. I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed.


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