The High Life. Sebastian Flight (Alan Cumming)
The High Life

The High Life

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1994 - 1995
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Scottish comedy series about the crew of a cut-price airline shuttle service between Prestwick and Heathrow. Stars Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Siobhan Redmond and Patrick Ryecart.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Feart

It's Steve's 30th birthday, and he and Sebastian make a concerted effort to bale out of Air Scotia.

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Broadcast details

Friday 6th January 1995
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th January 2009 9:00pm BBC4
Thursday 18th June 2009 11:00pm BBC4
Saturday 18th May 2019 9:50pm BBC Scotland
Friday 20th September 2019 11:30pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 22nd October 2022 11:30pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Alan Cumming Sebastian Flight
Forbes Masson Steve McCracken
Siobhan Redmond Shona Spurtle
Patrick Ryecart Captain Hilary Duff
Guest cast
David Lyon Reggie Collins (Shona's Dad)
John Grieve Mr McFadyen (Inspector)
Sybil Wintrope Pam (Police Officer)
Writing team
Alan Cumming Writer
Forbes Masson Writer
Production team
Angie De Chastelai Smith Director
Tony Dow Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Donal Woods Production Designer
Charmian Adams Production Designer
Alan Cumming Composer
Forbes Masson Composer
Graham Jarvis Composer


The High Life Episode 1

The first part of the first episode, including the very camp musical opening titles.

Featuring: Alan Cumming (Sebastian Flight), Forbes Masson (Steve McCracken), Siobhan Redmond (Shona Spurtle) & Patrick Ryecart (Captain Hilary Duff).

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