Big Train : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 - £8.99 delivered @ HMV !
Big Train : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 - £8.99 delivered @ HMV !

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From the creators of FATHER TED, this rather surreal sketch show, features the recurring themes of jockeys, surgery and offices. There's a man with a spoon phobia, some show-jumpers in Hunting Pink who yearn to be firemen, and the first-series' animated Stare-Out with BBC Sport's own Barry Davies commentating. The second series features a foul-mouthed mermaid and a look at the life of a Beefeater. Jump aboard the lunatic subversion of the BIG TRAIN.


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Originally shown in 1998, Big Train was the eagerly awaited follow-up to ][COLOR=#003399]Father Ted[/COLOR] from writers Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews. Resisting the pressure to make another sitcom, Big Train is, instead, a sketch show in the best Monty Python tradition, updated with influences from arch-surrealist Chris Morris as well as the contemporary The Fast Show. The sketches can be joyously odd--Pythonesque firefighting showjumpers, the evil hypnotist, and the outrageous onanistic office workers, for example--but the show never neglects to keep the punchlines coming thick and fast (though the animated staring contest does rather drag after a while). The cast comprises some of the best new names in comedy, including Kevin Eldon, Simon Pegg, Mark Heap, Julia Davis and Amelia Bullmore (who went on to become Alan Partridge's Ukrainian girlfriend).
Series 2 didn't pull into the platform until 2002, by which time Graham Linehan was absent writing ][COLOR=#003399]Black Books[/COLOR]. But Arthur Matthews maintains the quality of the first series on the whole--the man with oversized hands, the creepy cult questionnaire, the zookeeper's recruitment agency--adding some spot-on French art house cinema spoofs and other movie-style take offs somewhat in the manner of ][COLOR=#003399]Spaced[/COLOR], which Pegg and Heap had gone on to make. That duo return here for more silliness along with new cast members Rebecca Front (][COLOR=#003399]The Day Today[/COLOR], ][COLOR=#003399]Knowing Me, Knowing You[/COLOR]) and Tracey-Ann Oberman (better known now as Chrissie Watts in Eastenders).

So many good sketches to choose from (especially from the 1st series) but my favourite has to be the foul-mouthed Florence Nighingale - boreme.com/bor…php

Cool- probably the best sketch show ever!



love this show, Simon Pegg rules!

A truly amazing show!!!!!! Where do you start to pick the best sketch, The Tin Man stalking some poor bloke, the cat fighting the mouse in a street brawl, Sir George Martin being kidnapped and constantly talking about his work with the Beatles but surely the best scene is easily The Bee Gees having the wild west showdown with Chaka Khan. Bizarre but amazing!!!!!!!

Genius show. Hot.
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