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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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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


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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Release Date:

25 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Большая возня See more »

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(12 episodes)

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Good in parts, but has studio laughter
26 January 2005 | by geffersSee all my reviews

At times this is an original sketch show, with surreal, witty moments. Someone should have told them that the staring sketch simply wasn't funny once, let alone being repeated in different forms again and again - not just in the first episode, but the second, the third - and probably all the rest. Luckily the DVD can be skipped; but still skipping a DVD past bits you don't like isn't a particularly good thing to have to do.

Generally the trouble is that a point is made, and then is overmilked - we get the joke, move on. One of the reviews here implies there's no studio (canned?) laughter - but there is - at least on the UK DVD, and it is quite inappropriate, it should be optional. We also have the BBC forcing its previews - so you can't put the DVD in, leave it to go through the copyright stuff, and come back ready at the menu. 7 out of 10, needs better editing.

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