Big Train. Image shows from L to R: Simon Pegg, Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis, Mark Heap, Amelia Bullmore. Copyright: Talkback Productions
Big Train

Big Train

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1998 - 2002
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sketch show featuring stars including Simon Pegg, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis and Catherine Tate. Stars Simon Pegg, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Julia Davis, Catherine Tate and more.

Big Train. Image shows from L to R: Mark Heap, Simon Pegg, Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore. Copyright: Talkback Productions

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1998 - 2002
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
12 (1 pilot + 2 series)
Stars
Simon Pegg, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Julia Davis, Catherine Tate, Amelia Bullmore, Rebecca Front, Tracy-Ann Oberman and more
Writers
Arthur Mathews, Graham Linehan, Simon Pegg, Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Amelia Bullmore, Julia Davis, George Jeffrie and more
Directors
Graham Linehan, Jonathan Gershfield and Chris Morris
Producers
Sioned Wiliam, Phil Clarke, Peter Fincham, Geoffrey Perkins, Arthur Mathews and Caroline Leddy
Companies

Additional details

Tagline
Like reality, only better!
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The song 'Big Train' was performed by Max Greger and his Orchestra, and later adopted by Virgin Trains for their advertising.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th November 1998 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 24th February 2018 at 1:30am on Gold
  • Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:50am on Gold
  • Sunday 18th February 2018 at 3:30am on Gold

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