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Big Train 

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.
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2002   1998  
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Series cast summary:
Kevin Eldon ...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
Mark Heap ...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
Simon Pegg ...  Various Roles 12 episodes, 1998-2002
Julia Davis ...  Various roles 7 episodes, 1998-2002
Amelia Bullmore ...  Various roles / ... 7 episodes, 1998-2002
Catherine Tate ...  Various Roles 7 episodes, 1998-2002
Rebecca Front ...  Various roles 6 episodes, 2002
Tracy Ann Oberman ...  Various roles 6 episodes, 2002
Barry Davies Barry Davies ...  Stare-Out Commentator 6 episodes, 1998
Phil Cornwell ...  Stare-Out Commentator 6 episodes, 1998
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A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

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Like reality, only better!

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Большая возня See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

Customer: [a customer enters a ball shop, footballs, tennis balls etc]
Customer: Hi, I'd like a ball please.
Ball Shop Owner: Terribly sorry, but we don't sell balls.
Customer: Oh... ok. Bye
Customer: [he leaves]
Ball Shop Owner: [notices the balls on the walls] Oh wait...! We've got plenty of balls.
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Connections

Featured in Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) See more »

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Big Train
Performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra
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Absurdist comedy at its absolute best
26 July 2004 | by robgas68See all my reviews

I'm surprised to see the largely negative response to this programme.

I think it's one of the best Pythonesque shows that has emerged. I watched it religiously and was hyperventilating with laughter.

There are so many classic skits: Ming the Merciless hanging around his house and singing along with the telly tubbies, A Cat and a mouse having a fight after a night at the pub, show jumpers wanting to be fire fighters and, of course, the staring competition grand finals. What made the sketches so appealing was the immense absurdity of the whole thing, yet the amazing cast was able to ground it in some reality.

These great actors have since emerged in shows like "Spaced" and "How do you want me?". That's an indication of what level they were at.

The best show of its kind in decades. It buries "The Fast Show".


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