Fast And Loose. Image shows from L to R: Justin Edwards, Laura Solon, David Armand, Pippa Evans, Hugh Dennis, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood. Copyright: Angst Productions
Fast And Loose

Fast And Loose

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2011
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Improvisational comedy show for the BBC created by the team behind 'Mock The Week'. Hugh Dennis hosts. Stars Hugh Dennis, Justin Edwards, David Armand, Greg Davies, Humphrey Ker and more.

Fast And Loose. Image shows from L to R: David Armand, Humphrey Ker, Pippa Evans, Hugh Dennis, Justin Edwards, Laura Solon, Marek Larwood. Copyright: Angst Productions

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
8 (1 series)
Creator
Dan Patterson
Stars
Hugh Dennis, Justin Edwards, David Armand, Greg Davies, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, Pippa Evans, Marek Larwood and more
Writer
Roisin Jones
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Dan Patterson, Ewan Phillips, Suzanne Gilfillan and Jed Leventhall
Companies

Fast And Loose is an improvisation show created by the team behind Mock the Week.

Hosted by Outnumbered and Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis and featuring the best of up-and-coming British comedy performers, each episode contains a selection of all-new improvised games and scenes based on material thrown at the performers by the host.

The BBC says: "Comprising a succession of lively games that spoof films, TV programmes and music, Fast And Loose threatens to do for comedy what Downton Abbey did for spotting stray aeroplanes and TV aerials."

Suzanne Gilfillan, Executive Editor for the BBC, comments: "Fast And Loose is warm comedy entertainment with a modern twist, with a rich mix of established performers and new comedy stars in the making, reflecting the wealth of new and exciting improv talent on the stand-up comedy circuit."

Hugh Dennis adds: "Fast And Loose is the ultimate team sport, with a group of fantastically clever character actors. They are the next generation of improvisers, and improvisation has moved on enormously. We have electronic trickery, animated chickens and blowfish as well as songs and games including a fantastic sideways scene. It is half an hour of controlled improvised silliness and there is no scoring and no stars. To quote David Cameron: 'We are all in it together.'"

Fast And Loose. Image shows from L to R: Justin Edwards, Laura Solon, David Armand, Pippa Evans, Hugh Dennis, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood. Copyright: Angst Productions

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 14th January 2011 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Friday 4th March 2011 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 22nd January 2012 at 11:30pm on BBC2 - Episode 8
  • Sunday 15th January 2012 at 11:45pm on BBC2 Scot - Episode 7
  • Sunday 15th January 2012 at 11:40pm on BBC2 - Episode 7

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