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The Fast Show: Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases

The Fast Show: Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases

  • TV factual
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • 2 episodes

A "retrospective with a twist", celebrating the iconic 1990s sketch series The Fast Show. Features Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, John Thomson, Simon Day and more.

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Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases

Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, John Thomson, Simon Day and Mark Williams reunite to remember more than twenty-five years of a true icon of British comedy.


This programme was dedicated to the memory of Geoffrey Perkins and Caroline Aherne.

Broadcast details

Saturday 29th August 2020
120 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 30th August 2020 7:00pm Gold
Friday 4th September 2020 9:20pm Gold
Monday 2nd November 2020 12:00am Gold
Sunday 8th November 2020 9:30pm Gold
Monday 28th December 2020 9:55pm Gold
Thursday 31st December 2020 2:15am Gold
Monday 4th January 2021 12:05am Gold
Saturday 27th March 2021 8:00pm Gold
Friday 2nd April 2021 10:55pm Gold
Tuesday 4th May 2021 2:15am Gold
Sunday 9th May 2021 11:00pm Gold
Friday 14th May 2021 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 16th May 2021 1:35am Gold
Monday 27th December 2021 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 28th December 2021 9:50pm Gold
Sunday 20th February 2022 1:55am Gold
Sunday 22nd May 2022 11:50pm Gold
Sunday 29th May 2022 12:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Paul Whitehouse Self
Charlie Higson Self
Arabella Weir Self
John Thomson Self
Simon Day Self
Mark Williams Self
Harry Enfield Self
Maria McErlane Self
Tony Way Self
Rhys Thomas Self
Colin McFarlane Self
Bob Mortimer Self
Emily Walker Self
Paul Shearer Self
Caroline Aherne Self (Archive Material)
Writing team
Paul Whitehouse Writer
Charlie Higson Writer
Simon Day Writer
John Thomson Writer
Arabella Weir Writer
Mark Williams Writer
Brendan O'Casey Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Young Scripted Director
Victoria Thomas Producer
Matt Crook Executive Producer
Adam McLean Executive Producer
Charlie Higson Executive Producer
Paul Whitehouse Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Angus McIntyre Producer/Director
Chris Heath Producer/Director
Miles Clennell Editor
Adam Bokey Editor
Drew Seymour Director of Photography
Philip Pope Composer
Alex Rook Graphics


The Fast Show: Bloomin' Catchphrases review

So much more than a bunch of one-liners.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 29th August 2020

The Fast Show Blooming Catchphrases review: brilliant!

So much more than a standard clips show, this wonderful trip down memory lane proved to be as emotional as it was amusing.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 29th August 2020

The Fast Show characters on the Covid era

How are Swiss Toni, Ron Manager, Dave Angel, Ken and Kenneth, Brilliant, and a very drunk Rowley Birkin QC handling life in 2020? As The Fast Show returns for a special, its characters talk masks, pronouns and Meghan Markle.

Rich Pelley, Charlie Higson, Paul Whitehouse and Simon Day, The Guardian, 27th August 2020

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