UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.
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Paul Shearer ...
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Maria McErlane ...
 Various Roles / ... (15 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Chanel 9 Girl / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Toby / ... (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
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UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical mid-90's British society.

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Brilliant!  »

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(25 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The "Shore Leave" sketch, the sketch where Chris the Crafty Cockney steals the woman's suitcases And some of the Sir Geoffrey Norman MP sketches were shot in Newcastle upon Tyne. One Ed Winchester scene was near Monument station. One scene from the Brilliant Kid showed him in Exhibition Park. Many scenes involving Janice Carr, filmed in greyscale, were used in the backdrop of the concrete flyover and underpasses of the junction of the A167(M) and the B1318 of the Great North Road in Jesmond. A few scenes were filmed inside the Newcastle City Library. See more »

Quotes

Football Commentator: Well, Ron Manager, once again the pace and the tempo of that first half totally dictated by the boy wonder, Ryan Giggs.
Ron Manager: Cor, Ryan Giggs, you know? Giggsy, isn't it? Mmm? Giggsy-wiggsy? Mmm? Oh! Ryan-y Giggsy-wiggsy. Isn't it? You know, marvellous.
Tommy: Is he the new George Best?
Ron Manager: Is George Best the old Ryan Giggs? But Giggsy-wiggsy. Precocious talent, isn't he? Mmm? Ooh, got it all, you know? Speed, acceleration, sweet left foot, all the tricks - the dummy, the drop of the shoulder, the shimmy, ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, Quick sketches are shown, with John Thomson as the voice-over saying "Coming up on next week's show..." See more »

Connections

Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Release Me
Written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and Dub Williams
Performed by Paul Whitehouse
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Hysterical -- Wish It Were Still On
12 April 2003 | by (Glacier, Washington) – See all my reviews

From start to end, I've always found "The Fast Show" (known as "Brilliant," in America) hysterically funny. It's well written -- very grown up humor, here. Anyone who was hooked on SCTV will adore every moment! I can only hope that they'll produce another run of shows. 'Priceless.


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