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

The Fast Show

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1994 - 2001
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

Fast-moving BBC Two sketch show featuring a host of hugely popular characters. Stars Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Simon Day, Mark Williams and more.

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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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th September 1994 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Friday 16th March 2001 on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 2:15am on Gold - Series 3, Episode 7
  • Sunday 15th August 2021 at 1:40am on Gold - Series 3, Episode 8
  • Saturday 14th August 2021 at 1:10am on Gold - Series 2, Christmas Special

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