The Fast Show’s greatest ever characters

It’s testament to The Fast Show’s incredible depth of quality that narrowing this list down to a manageable number proved to be so exceedingly difficult. There were so many brilliant characters across the show’s run, it’s easy to forget some absolute gems.There was the thespian who spent “over six hours in make up”, the ever-so … >

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Paul Whitehouse is bringing back DJ Mike Smash

Paul Whitehouse can currently be seen on cinema screens around the UK in The Death Of Stalin. But he’s also got another project on the go: he’s resurrecting the character of DJ Mike Smash! Smash was one half of Smashie & Nicey, the radio DJs that he and Harry Enfield brought to life in the … >

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BBC Four orders new Brian Pern mockumentary series

The Fast Show star Simon Day will return as Brian Pern for a new three-part comedy series on BBC Four. Brian Pern: 45 Years in Prog and Roll follows last year’s Brian Pern: A Life In Rock and The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern. The three new 30-minute episodes will be written, produced and … >

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‘Nurse’ trailer: Paul Whitehouse in new BBC Two comedy

BBC Two has released a trailer for Nurse, starring The Fast Show‘s Paul Whitehouse. The four-part “poignant character comedy drama” begins at 10pm on Tuesday 10 March on BBC Two. Whitehouse plays eight different characters whose lives are connected by Liz (Esther Coles), an overstretched Community Mental Health Nurse. The first episode introduces some of … >

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BBC Two orders new Paul Whitehouse comedy ‘Nurse’

Paul Whitehouse has started filming Nurse, a new “bittersweet” comedy drama for BBC Two about a community psychiatric nurse. The series of four 30-minute episodes stars Whitehouse in multiple character roles, alongside Esther Coles in the central role of Liz, the titular nurse. Based on the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series of the same name, … >

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