The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ... See full summary »

Watch Now

on Amazon Video





2011   2010  
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Little Britain (2003–2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker
Little Britain USA (TV Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Little Britain travel to America.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker
Little Britain: Live (Video 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. Their triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Posner
Stars: Tom Baker, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones
Big School (TV Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Deputy Head of Science, Mr Church has been at Greybridge School for 15 years. He is about to resign after a dramatic experiment. However, the arrival of the new French teacher changes everything.

Stars: David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister
The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Skits by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley
TV Burp (TV Series 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.

Stars: Harry Hill, Steve Benham, Brian Belo
Outnumbered (2007–2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.

Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey
Russell Howard's Good News (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

British comedian Russell Howard shares his views on the topical news of the previous week.

Stars: Russell Howard, Colin Hoult, Sadie Hasler
Gavin & Stacey (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman
The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock
My Family (2000–2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson
Mock the Week (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons


Series cast summary:
 Fearghal O'Farrell / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Buster Bell / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Narrator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sally Rogers ...
 Helen (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Lisa (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Jordan (2 episodes, 2011)


The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget airlines, as well as officials from customs and immigration, plus some colorful passengers, some up to no good either. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

24 December 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Flyg med mig!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(4 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Although seemingly an Arab character, Omar Baba is somewhat based on the Greek Cypriot entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of budget airline EasyJet. His appearance is similar to Stelios (balding, overweight, monobrow) and one of the jokes satirizes the fact his shipping magnate father gave him £30 million to start his business empire. Omar's strategy of cutting corners to provide low cost flights satirizes the business practices that European budget airlines such as Ryanair have been found guilty of and the name of his airline FlyLo is a takeoff of Flybe (it uses the same font in its logo). See more »


Follows Little Britain USA (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Plane Insanity, Everyman-Style
7 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

People compare Little Britain and Come Fly with Me unfavourably. They say the humour is different, or that the latter is not as funny as the former. Having watched the two series' back-to-back in a matter of weeks I have to say I disagree. The humour is essentially the same. The difference is a matter of targets.

Little Britain famously made fun of the disadvantaged and peripheral elements of the UK population: the people that everybody prefers not to see. At the same time it celebrated the English eccentricity in a weird way. We saw the disabled, the flaming queers, the transsexuals, the illegal immigrants, the chavs & council estate skivers as players in the national drama, even if only satirically. That was a first for British telly. The catch, and what made their style of satire acceptable, was that many of these people were not actually what they seemed: Ting Tong was actually a man from Tooting, Andy was actually able bodied, Dafydd was actually a repressed queer-hater, etc., etc.

The characters satirized on LB were freakish, fringe characters who were almost guaranteed not to be part of BBC's viewership. They were people that you would be more likely to see terrorizing the streets and the newsagents, stuffing themselves with cakes over a bodice-ripper or (as I imagine in Lou's case) watching obscure documentaries and re-reading newspapers from the previous decade. It was satire with a large element of "I'm glad that ain't me" humour. Those two styles of comedy are usually incompatible but in LB they found a balance; half the audience seemed to be laughing at the Walliams & Lucas duo while the other half was laughing with them. But the humour in Come fly seems to have sent those two camps scuttling back to their respective sides of the humour divide.

Come Fly With me targets more familiar faces and it's failing seems to be that it is set in an average setting, peopled by average characters. It satirizes people who have the time and money to use airports regularly - people with respectable dayjobs, authority and status; people with a shot at a managerial role. Basically, it targets the half of the audience that laughed AT the freak parade that was Little Britain. They are much more stable, affluent and secure characters than inhabited Little Britain - the kind of people who like to think of themselves as 'average' men and women, and that they should be able to hide behind their averageness.

I suspect that Little Britain fans who dislike Come Fly with me makes me are the same ones who never really understood LB's more satirical elements. They might have laughed at Little Britains' freakshow because, "I'm so glad that's not me" but they never recognized that the joke was also on them, at least in part. Walliams and Lucas took mainstream preconceptions to extremes and subverted them in unexpected ways. Basically, I think that Come Fly with Me hits hits too close to home and has dented the vanity of a certain BBC-watching demographic. That's why less people can take it and it's also exactly why it makes me laugh. I really hope there will be a second season of this!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why female characters are played by men athadu
BBC America rahrare
Second Series, Please! WhitneyJG
i love this and it's nothing like little britain nashspacerocket
The listing on IMDB MrDannyC
The characters played by David Walliams are more annoying? cameron-whyte
Discuss Come Fly with Me (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: