UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
Reviews
Popularity
4,593 ( 819)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1   Unknown  
2014   2000   1997   1996   1994  
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Kathy Burke
Shooting Stars (1993–2011)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A bunch of lads have a right good time

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson
They Think It's All Over (TV Series 1995)
Comedy | Game-Show | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Comedy panel quiz show on the theme of sport.

Stars: Nick Hancock, Rory McGrath, David Gower
Spitting Image (1984–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Bizarre, anarchic and frequently silly comedy sketch show written by and starring double act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Charlie Chuck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The pair's follow-up to The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, this BBC comedy sketch show features more surreal vignettes, as well as an ongoing mockumentary series called The Club - a parody of popular British series of the time.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Charlie Higson
The Detectives (1993–1997)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »

Stars: Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, George Sewell
Vic Reeves Big Night Out (1990–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Fred Aylward
The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Michael Burns
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash
Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
...
 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
...
 Various Roles / ... (25 episodes, 1994-2014)
Simon Day ...
 Various Roles / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2014)
...
 Various Roles / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2014)
...
 Various Roles / ... (24 episodes, 1994-2014)
...
 Various Roles / ... (23 episodes, 1994-2000)
...
 Various Roles / ... (21 episodes, 1994-2000)
Paul Shearer ...
 Various Roles / ... (20 episodes, 1994-2000)
Maria McErlane ...
 Various Roles / ... (15 episodes, 1996-2000)
...
 Various Roles / ... (14 episodes, 1994-2000)
Donna Ewin ...
 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
Rory Jennings ...
 Toby / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
Edit

Storyline

UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brilliant!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Mr. Wells" song from the Mr. Wells sketch from Series 2 was performed by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. In the late 70s, Whitehouse and Higson were members of a punk band at University. See more »

Quotes

Various roles: You a young mother, are you? That's the hardest job in the world is, innit, eh? The old motherin' game. Yeah, hardest game in the world. Yeah, I done it meself, see? Yeah. Thirty years, man and woman.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits in the Series 2 finale, the Suit you Tailors decide to close the shop and go and open their gentleman's club. See more »

Connections

Featured in Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Commenting on a tv show is very much like making love to a beautiful woman
12 March 2000 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

The British lead the world in comedy by a long way. I love Australian comedy, but as far as consistancy, quantity and quality, the Brits have it all over us. The US, on the other hand, have so many poor quality shows, it's disgraceful. There are some gems, such as Seinfeld, earlier Simpsons, and The Tom Green Show, but all in all, there's a lot of cliched garbage. The Fast Show is a fine example of great British humour. There are so many great characters to enjoy- Monkfish, Dave Angel and Carl Hooper being some of the very best. Butmy favourite by far and away is Swiss Tony. The first episode I ever saw of the fast show, had 'the big O', Swiss Tony sketch. Then and there I realised that this was a classic show, and I haven't missed an episode since.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?