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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2002 | 1998
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Much better than repetitive Fast Show
30 April 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

As much as I like the Fast Show for it's homelyness, many of the charachters and sketches become to predictable, repetitive and sometimes are forced to reach that 'hilarious' catchline.

Big Train is the solution. Many original sketches sometimes never repeated. Show Jumpers obsessed with being fireman? and people say this isn't original?

As for the World Stare Out Champs with Barry Davis and the summarisers, just superb. More of this please!


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