Category: The Fast Show
Some Fast Show Clips
The TV Weekly page in the Daily Mirror on the 24th September is titled Smashie Pens A Real Smasher. We’ll have a look at most of what’s on the page, just to get a sense of where TV comedy was at on the weekend before the first episode of The Fast Show aired. The write-up […]
A Bit Of Bitesize. Nice
Here’s John Thompson doing a bit for Bitesize circa 1997, and helping those taking their exams with revision and whatnot. Really nice.
You Ain’t Seen Pils, Right
During an episode of the Harry Hill show on Channel 4 in 1998, something rather remarkable happened. The first part of the show ended, and the advert break began. Except it was an advert break with a bit of a difference. As reported on 23 July 1998 on the BBC News Site: The Fast Show’s […]
We Wanna Be Together
I want to be a tree. It’s a fair bet that we’ve collectively forgotten all the things the people in the Prudential campaigns of the 1990s wanted … except perhaps the memorable, and brilliantly delivered, Mark Williams exhaltation. I didn’t realise, or more likely, had forgotten, that there was a follow to this advert, a […]
The Real Rowley Birkin
It always amazes me how much of The League Of Gentlemen takes its inspiration from real life. Equally, The Fast Show. Rowley Birkin, for example, the drunk QC, is based on a man Paul Whitehouse met whilst fishing in Iceland. Here’s Paul Whitehouse on a rare appearance on a talk show, this one with Parkinson.