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 (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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Customer: [a customer enters a ball shop, footballs, tennis balls etc]
Customer: Hi, I'd like a ball please.
Ball Shop Owner: Terribly sorry, but we don't sell balls.
Customer: Oh... ok. Bye
Customer: [he leaves]
Ball Shop Owner: [notices the balls on the walls] Oh wait...! We've got plenty of balls.
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Alternate-language version of Geht's noch? (2003) See more »

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Big Train
Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Criminally Underrated Show
18 August 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Whilst Britain was mesmerised by 'The Fast Show', a vastly superior sketch show appeared on B.B.C.-2. 'Big Train' was in the 'Monty Python' mold, featuring sketches that started out as one thing before turning into something else, such as 'Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Working Class'', a 'Saint' style fight breaking out at a posh dinner party, or Chairman Mao leaping off his death bed to do a Bryan Ferry impression. The cast threw themselves into the thing with commendable straight faced enthusiasm; Simon Pegg, Julia Davis and Catherine Tate later became major stars. My favourite, however, was Kevin Eldon. His 'Sir George Martin' was staggering! Mark Heap was also brilliant. This was Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan's first series since 'Father Ted' and alas suffered by way by comparison. The two shows are just as funny, but in different ways. It takes genius to make the notion of a 'stare-out' contest funny. 'Big Train' deserved to be a greater success ( a lot of it went over people's heads ) than it was. "Is that a reference to me not being married?".


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