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)
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 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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Большая возня  »

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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
Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Hilarious, original comedy show.
2 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BIG TRAIN (UK, 1998)

A brilliant show that, sadly, did not run for very long on British screens. The superb cast, who are able to carry even the most craziest of sketches, do a great job and the writing is spot-on.

Some of the sketches, especially those featured in the first series are classic. The sniper farmer, the Bee Gees shootout, the stare-outs, the boss with a phobia of spoons and of course the little boy on the bike. Real laugh-out-loud stuff.

Superb, fresh comedy at its most British. Love it!

GAV


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