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Come Fly with Me: Season 1: Episode 6 -- During their lastest disastrous holiday travel season, Peter and Judith get mixed up in the dark arts of voodoo while Tommy finally gets his chance be a pilot.  Fearghai is hopeful to win a Golden Trolley at the Steward of the Year Awards and Buster is suspended after an incident involving Dame Judi Dench. Omar Baba deals with his latest staff mutiny when all of FlyLo's ground crew goes on strike.


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24 December 2010 (UK) See more »
The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 7)

Matt Lucas ... Fearghal O'Farrell / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2011)

David Walliams ... Buster Bell / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2011)

Lindsay Duncan ... Narrator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sally Rogers ... Helen (4 episodes, 2010-2011)

Steve McTigue ... Irate Flight Pessenger (4 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Paul King (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Writing credits
Matt Lucas (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Walliams (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kevin Cecil (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Andy Riley (5 episodes, 2010-2011)

Series Produced by
Mark Freeland .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jed Leventhall .... executive producer: Little Britain Productions (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Lucas .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Geoff Posner .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adam Tandy .... producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Walliams .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Original Music by
David Arnold (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Cinematography by
Len Gowing (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Sorapure (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Boys (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Everson (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Casting by
Jo Buckingham (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tracey Gillham (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Production Design by
Simon Rogers (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Art Direction by
Holly Berk (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Makeup Department
Victoria Bancroft .... prosthetic makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair & makeup designer / hair and makeup designer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nicola Coleman .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Duncan Jarman .... prosthetic makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Zoe Marsden .... prosthetics painter (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lucy Sibbick .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Leon Smikle .... prosthetic makeup technician (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Coulier .... prosthetic makeup designer (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sangeet Prabhaker .... prosthetic makeup technician (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Emma Slater .... silicon technician (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Malinowski .... prosthetics: hair punching (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Management
Peter-Frank Dewulf .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Catherine Gosling Fuller .... production manager (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Berwick .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sophie Hebron .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris May .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Art Department
Laurence Archer .... prop master (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Bevan .... storeman (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Philippa Broadhurst .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lucy Gardetto .... petty cash buyer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Simon Johnson .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jon Lewis .... props buyer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nick Williams .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dean Brandon .... props (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Marsay .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Alastair Widgery .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Laura Fairbanks .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amber Howorth .... sound maintenance (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Anthony Gibbs .... title graphics (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sharon Lock .... title graphics (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tom Worth .... end title animator (4 episodes, 2011)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Deacon .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Russell Greenhalgh .... electrician / lighting technician (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tobin Jones .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ravi Kang .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Geraint Owen .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
James Swift .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Craig Sykes .... best boy (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ian Sykes .... electrician (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kenny Sykes .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Wicks .... camera assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liz Healy .... costume trainee (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Holly Smart .... wardrobe mistress (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gabrielle Spanswick .... assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aaron Timperley .... wardrobe master (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Editorial Department
Vicki Matich .... colorist (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Katy Bishop .... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Series Other crew
Simon Ashdown .... story consultant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michelle Brooks .... production runner / production assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jamie Harris .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sarah Hitchcock .... production executive (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Veronica Kent .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Johnny Ludlow .... location manager (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aggie Mensah .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rebecca Rycroft .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Natalie Scicluna .... script co-ordinator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)

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28 min (4 episodes) | 29 min (2 episodes)
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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 »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Plane Insanity, Everyman-Style, 7 April 2012
Author: Elain-ee from United Kingdom

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!

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