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The Fast Show 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1994–2014)
UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical British society.




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Series cast summary:
Paul Whitehouse ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Charlie Higson ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Arabella Weir ...  Various Roles / ... 25 episodes, 1994-2014
Simon Day Simon Day ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
John Thomson ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
Caroline Aherne ...  Various Roles / ... 24 episodes, 1994-2014
Mark Williams ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 1994-2000
Eryl Maynard ...  Various Roles / ... 21 episodes, 1994-2000
Paul Shearer Paul Shearer ...  Various Roles / ... 20 episodes, 1994-2000
Maria McErlane Maria McErlane ...  Various Roles / ... 15 episodes, 1996-2000
Colin McFarlane ...  Various Roles / ... 14 episodes, 1994-2000
Donna Ewin Donna Ewin ...  Chanel 9 Girl / ... 13 episodes, 1996-2000
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ...  Toby / ... 11 episodes, 1996-2000


UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical British society.

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The campsite at Keld, North Yorkshire was used in a Dave Angel scene. See more »


Rowley Birkin: ...thin layer of lemon curd...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits of The Last Fast Show Ever, we see a montage of the characters. Brilliant Kid is seen walking through field and says "Ain't goodbyes brilliant? Well, bye!" The camera dramatically pulls away from brilliant kid. Dave Angel is seen walking a road and waves goodbye to the camera. Chris Jackson is seen being dragged away by a policeman and waves goodbye and makes a wanking gesture. Ted and Ralph are seen running through a field. Jesse is seen leaving his shed for the last time and putting up a sold sign. Jazz Club host Louie Balfour is seen banging on drums and is struck in the back with a arrow and killed. Swiss Toni is seen outside his car shop playing with the shop sign. Jesse is seen getting into a red car with a young woman and drives past Ted and Ralph whom are sitting on a gate and they wave goodbye at each other. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to legal reasons, the Series 2 DVDs are missing the Fred Halibut sketches (which feature Mark Williams spoofing George Formby). However, a brief clip is retained in the Comedy Connections documentary on the Ultimate Collection box set. See more »


Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »


Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Hilarious, wonderful, brilliant!
7 July 1999 | by MuchiSee all my reviews

The Fast show is one of the funniest programs to come out of the home of sketch England. It is full of one liners, running gags and send ups that leave you laughing hours after the show is finished. Characters such as Arthur Atkinson and the news team from channel nine will become timeless classics of British comedy. Also check out previous works by some of the team especially the "Harry Enfield and chums" television program.

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Release Date:

30 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brilliant! See more »

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(25 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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