Fast Show set for a comeback | Higson talks of marking its 20th anniversary

Fast Show set for a comeback

Higson talks of marking its 20th anniversary

The Fast Show is returning to TV screens, star Charlie Higson has said.

Some sort of comeback is being planned for next year, to mark both the 20th anniversary of the catchphrase-heavy sketch show – and the 50th anniversary of BBC Two.

The show, which also starred Paul Whitehouse, Caroline Aherne, Mark Williams, Simon Day, John Thomson and Arabella Weir, originally ran from 1994 to 1997, with a special in 2000.

Foster's lager revived the show for a sponsored online series two years ago – and the sketches the team made for that could be the basis of the TV revival.

Higson told the Sun: '[BBC Two] are going to be doing a lot of stuff looking at the history of the channel and comedy. We will be doing something around The Fast Show – probably using the stuff we did for Foster's.'

'I doubt I will ever do anything else in comedy that would have quite the impact that The Fast Show has. You only really get one chance of that in your lifetime.'

Higson is one of the storytellers in Dave's adult series Crackanory, alongside Jack Dee, Harry Enfield and Jessica Hynes among others, which starts tonight,

Published: 13 Nov 2013

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