The High Life. Sebastian Flight (Alan Cumming).

The High Life

BBC Two sitcom an airline. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 1994 - 1995. Stars Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Siobhan Redmond and Patrick Ryecart.

The High Life. Image shows from L to R: Shona Spurtle (Siobhan Redmond), Steve McCracken (Forbes Masson), Sebastian Flight (Alan Cumming), Captain Hilary Duff (Patrick Ryecart).

The High Life

Scottish comedy series about the crew of a cut-price airline shuttle service between Prestwick and Heathrow

1994 - 1995
7   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Siobhan Redmond and Patrick Ryecart
Alan Cumming and Forbes Masson
Angie De Chastelai Smith
Tony Dow

A short lived Scottish sitcom focused around two airline stewards.

The effete Sebastian and sex-obsessed Steve are the junior cabin crew aboard Air Scotia's shuttle service between Prestwick and Heathrow.

The boys work for the awe-inspiring chief purser Shona, and they are all in the hands of the clueless Captain Duff.

Production Details

Part of

Comic Asides

Production company
Also known as
  • Comic Asides: The High Life (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 9th January 1994 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 10th February 1995 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 18th October 2019 at 11:30pm on BBC Scotland

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