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, John Thomson, Simon Day, Mark Williams and others.

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

Sketch Show
1994 - 2001
25   (3 series), plus 4 additional specials
Paul Whitehouse, John Thomson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne
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
Last repeat
Tuesday 29th December 2020 at 12:35am on Gold

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