When is the Fast Show reunion on? | Gold channel sets an air date © UKTV/Adam Lawrence

When is the Fast Show reunion on?

Gold channel sets an air date

The Gold TV channel has set an air date for its Fast Show reunion.

The belated 25th anniversary retrospective, Just A Load of Blooming Catchphrases, will be broadcast on Saturday August 29.

Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, John Thomson, Simon Day and Mark Williams were all interviewed  for the two-hour special - and they will also be talking in character, as the likes of Swiss Toni, Dave Angel, Jesse and Rowley Birkin Q, pictured.

The Fast Show originally ran from 1994 to 1997, with a special in 2000, starting on BBC Two before moving to the flagship channel. 

It was then revived by beer company Fosters for an online series in 2011, but without Williams. That series was later shown as two 30-minute  episodes to mark BBC Two’s 50th birthday in 2014. 

UKTV’s head of comedy Iain Coyle has said: ‘The Fast Show is one of those shows, it’s a defining moment in comedy history. No sketch show has come close to having its impact, in my TV life, and no show ‘as come anywhere near to creating as many unforgettable characters.'

Published: 8 Aug 2020

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