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.

  • Series 2, Episode 3 repeated Friday at 10pm on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,293
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
Channel
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
Company

A quick-paced, catchphrase heavy sketch show. Created by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse, The Fast Show has a wild mix of characters, ranging from the strange to the deranged.

With an ensemble cast including John Thomson, 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 memorable catchphrases.

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Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th September 1994 at 10pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 3: Friday at 10pm on Gold
  2. Series 2, Episode 3: Saturday at 1:50am on Gold
  3. Series 1, Episode 2: Friday 7th June at 10pm on Gold
  4. Series 1, Episode 2: Saturday 8th June at 2am on Gold
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 25th May 2024 at 1:55am on Gold - Series 1, Episode 5
  • Friday 24th May 2024 at 10:00pm on Gold - Series 1, Episode 5
  • Monday 25th December 2023 at 11:35pm on BBC2 - Series 2, Christmas Special

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