The Fast Show to return

Sunday 1st March 2020, 8:54am

  • A newspaper report suggests that The Fast Show is to return for a one-off special
  • The show, for UTKV network, is "a celebration of the show's legacy, with new clips and interviews"
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The Fast Show. Image shows from L to R: Caroline Aherne, Simon Day, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Arabella Weir, Charlie Higson. Copyright: BBC.

The Fast Show is reportedly set to return for a new special.

The Sun reports that the hit sketch show will return this year on UKTV, the network that owns the Dave and Gold channels.

The Sun adds: "It is being described as a celebration of the show's legacy, with new clips and interviews."

The newspaper says that Paul Whitehouse, John Thomson and Charlie Higson are amongst the show's stars who will take part.

The hit comedy - which introduced characters including - Ted & Ralph, Swiss Toni, Johnny Nice Painter, Dave Angel, Billy Bleach, Bob Fleming, Ron Manager and the Suit You tailors - also starred Arabella Weir, Caroline Aherne, Simon Day and Mark Williams.

Williams hasn't appeared in the show since it finished on BBC Two, whilst Aherne died in 2016.

The programme, which ran on BBC Two between 1994 and 1999 was resurrected by the Foster's lager brand for an online series in 2011, with the sketches later re-packaged in 2014 to be shown on BBC Two as part of a celebration of the show's 20th anniversary.

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