The Fast Show. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day, Arabella Weir, John Thomson, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Mark Williams. Copyright: BBC.

The Fast Show

BBC Two sketch show laden with characters. 25 episodes (3 series), 1994 - 2001. Stars Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Simon Day and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 3:25am.

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

Fast-moving BBC Two sketch show featuring a host of hugely popular characters

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1994 - 2001
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
25   (3 series), plus 4 additional specials
Starring
Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne
Writers
Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson
Directors
Mark Mylod, Sid Roberson, John Birkin and Arch Dyson
Producers
Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

Created by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse, The Fast Show has a wild mix of characters, ranging from the strange to he deranged.

With an ensemble cast including John Thompson, Arabella Weir, Caroline Aherne, Mark Williams and Simon Day - not to mention Whitehouse and Higson themselves - The Fast Show brings a host of wonderful and colourful characters, situations and places to life, alongside a host of catchphrases.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th September 1994 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 16th March 2001 on BBC One
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 3:25am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Today at 9pm on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 12:15am on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 9pm on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 12:15am on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 3:25am on Gold
  7. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday at 9pm on Gold
  8. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 12:15am on Gold
  9. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 3:20am on Gold
  10. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday at 9pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday at 12:15am on Gold
  12. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday at 3:25am on Gold
  13. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday at 9pm on Gold
  14. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday 20th April at 12:15am on Gold
  15. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday 20th April at 3:25am on Gold
  16. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday 20th April at 9pm on Gold
  17. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday 21st April at 12:15am on Gold
  18. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday 21st April at 3:20am on Gold
  19. Series 2 Episode 3: Wednesday 21st April at 9pm on Gold
  20. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 22nd April at 12am on Gold
  21. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 22nd April at 2:55am on Gold
  22. Series 2 Episode 4: Thursday 22nd April at 9pm on Gold
  23. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 23rd April at 12:30am on Gold
  24. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 23rd April at 3:30am on Gold
  25. Series 2 Episode 5: Friday 23rd April at 9pm on Gold
  26. Series 2 Episode 5: Saturday 24th April at 12:15am on Gold
  27. Series 2 Episode 5: Saturday 24th April at 3:20am on Gold
  28. Series 2 Episode 6: Monday 26th April at 9pm on Gold
  29. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday 27th April at 12:15am on Gold
  30. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday 27th April at 3:20am on Gold
  31. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday 27th April at 9pm on Gold
  32. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday 28th April at 12:15am on Gold
  33. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday 28th April at 3:20am on Gold
  34. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 28th April at 9pm on Gold
  35. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday 29th April at 12:15am on Gold
  36. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday 29th April at 3:10am on Gold
  37. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 29th April at 9pm on Gold
  38. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 30th April at 12:15am on Gold
  39. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 30th April at 3:20am on Gold
  40. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 30th April at 9pm on Gold
  41. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday 1st May at 12:30am on Gold

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