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The Fast Show 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1994–2014)
UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical British society.
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3   2   1   Unknown  
2014   2000   1997   1996   1994  
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 British society.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mark Williams declined to return for the 20th anniversary special and the online series due to his commitment on "Father Brown". See more »

Quotes

Rowley Birkin: I opened my eyes and - by jingo! I realised I'd married three of 'em.
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Crazy Credits

Paul Whitehouse performs "Please Me Release Me (Let Me Go)" in character as Kenny Valentine in the Series 1 title sequence. 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

Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Sketch Shows (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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User Reviews

Hysterical -- Wish It Were Still On
12 April 2003 | by Skywatch-3See all my reviews

From start to end, I've always found "The Fast Show" (known as "Brilliant," in America) hysterically funny. It's well written -- very grown up humor, here. Anyone who was hooked on SCTV will adore every moment! I can only hope that they'll produce another run of shows. 'Priceless.


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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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