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The Fast Show 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1994–2014)
UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Whitehouse ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Charlie Higson ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Arabella Weir ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Simon Day Simon Day ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
John Thomson ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
Caroline Aherne ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
Mark Williams ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 1994-2000
Eryl Maynard ...  Various Roles / ... 21 episodes, 1994-2000
Paul Shearer Paul Shearer ...  Various Roles / ... 20 episodes, 1994-2000
Maria McErlane Maria McErlane ...  Various Roles / ... 15 episodes, 1996-2000
Colin McFarlane ...  Various Roles / ... 14 episodes, 1994-2000
Donna Ewin Donna Ewin ...  Chanel 9 Girl / ... 13 episodes, 1996-2000
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ...  Toby / ... 11 episodes, 1996-2000
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brilliant! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ted and Ralph went on to have a one-off, hour long spin-off feature, with Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson reprising the characters, with cameos from a few other characters. See more »

Quotes

Rowley Birkin: Opened my eyes and, by George, realised I'd married three of them!
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits in the Series 2 finale, the Suit you Tailors decide to close the shop and go and open their gentleman's club. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to legal reasons, the Series 2 DVDs are missing the Fred Halibut sketches (which feature Mark Williams spoofing George Formby). However, a brief clip is retained in the Comedy Connections documentary on the Ultimate Collection box set. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Jumpers for Goalposts (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Commenting on a tv show is very much like making love to a beautiful woman
12 March 2000 | by UmbleziSee all my reviews

The British lead the world in comedy by a long way. I love Australian comedy, but as far as consistancy, quantity and quality, the Brits have it all over us. The US, on the other hand, have so many poor quality shows, it's disgraceful. There are some gems, such as Seinfeld, earlier Simpsons, and The Tom Green Show, but all in all, there's a lot of cliched garbage. The Fast Show is a fine example of great British humour. There are so many great characters to enjoy- Monkfish, Dave Angel and Carl Hooper being some of the very best. Butmy favourite by far and away is Swiss Tony. The first episode I ever saw of the fast show, had 'the big O', Swiss Tony sketch. Then and there I realised that this was a classic show, and I haven't missed an episode since.


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