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 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 2:15am.

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, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, Arabella Weir, Caroline Aherne, John Thomson, David Cummings and others
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 2 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 2:15am on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 2:55am on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday at 2:50am on Gold
  4. Series 3 Episode 2: Tuesday at 3:25am on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday at 2:55am on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday at 3:25am on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday at 2:45am on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday at 3:15am on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 5: Friday at 1:35am on Gold
  10. Series 3 Episode 6: Friday at 3:15am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 8: Saturday at 12am on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 7: Saturday at 12:55am on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 8: Saturday at 1:35am on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 7: Saturday at 3:25am on Gold
  15. Series 2 Episode 8: Saturday 14th August at 1:10am on Gold

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