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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
24 December 2010 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport... See more »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Just repeats the formula of Little Britain, to not very great effect See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Come Fly on the Wall (2011) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Just repeats the formula of Little Britain, to not very great effect, 21 December 2011
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

A parody of reality shows set at airports, in the form of various sketches involving different exaggerated characters working for the FlyLo airline owned by the enigmatic but buffoonish Omar Baabaa, as well as those on the sidelines including two airport check in girls and other people who work at the airport.

On paper, for fans of Little Britain, Come Fly With Me couldn't fail. It's the same concept and set up, and even produced by a company named after that show. And it's an inspired idea to send up programmes like Airport that in the 90s were the pioneers for the reality TV craze that dominates British TV these days. It all should work...but somehow this time it doesn't. The potential is all there, golden and shining as it was in LB, but somehow the laughs fail to generate and the result is just something throw away and tragic.

Maybe the formula Walliams and Lucas used when LB first came out earned it a place in the national consciousness (and everyone really did go crazy over it at the time) but in a time with shows such as The Inbetweeners, Benidorm and Peep Show about, it just gets seen as the one joke and slightly irritating set up that it is. They are certainly a lazy double act, and this shows most when the cracks that caused the LB ship to sink soon begin to show here, in the shape of repetitive sketches (the angry husband and wife bothering the black check in girl, Precious the coffee shop worker, the burger bar worker) that rely on catch phrases and repeating the same gag every time.

Memories of LB's time at the top may well be all that keep Walliams and Lucas's comedic legacy alive, at a time when maybe the British public wanted to sit back and chuckle at something a bit more undemanding and less high brow. Because for sure, this series about flying fails to take off. **

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