The BEST Episodes of The Fast Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2020

Network: BBC Two

The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.

Fosters Funny Episode 5

#1 - Fosters Funny Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

star 9.25
4 votes
Fosters Funny Episode 7

#2 - Fosters Funny Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2012

Competitive Dad, Brilliant Kid, Colin Hunt, and more of your favourite characters from the cult TV comedy sketch show make a long awaited return.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Fosters Funny Episode 6

#3 - Fosters Funny Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

star 8.40
5 votes
Fosters Funny Episode 10

#4 - Fosters Funny Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2012

star 8.40
5 votes
Fosters Funny Episode 8

#5 - Fosters Funny Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 23, 2012

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 22, 1996

BBC introduces Monkfish the chauvinistic cop, Piles Soylent appears on Jazz Club with his band The Jazz Mess, Thats Amazing presenter shows off a magical pen, The Posh Cockneys asks for directions.

star 8.04
51 votes
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Fosters Funny Episode 9

#7 - Fosters Funny Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 1, 2012

star 8.00
4 votes
Fosters Funny Episode 12

#8 - Fosters Funny Episode 12

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 22, 2012

star 8.00
4 votes
Episode 2

#9 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 21, 1997

An actor takes six hours in makeup, Colin Hunt tries to fix the photocopier, Monkfish goes undercover, Johnny Nice Painter has a panic attack, Indecisive Dave talks about the England Squad, Roger Nouveau attends a football match, Competitive Dad watches his sons on stage.

star 7.94
49 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 1994

Ron Manager talks about Soccer, The Off-Roaders get stuck, Ralph finds Ted fishing, A Chorus Girl surprises everyone with her singing, Unlucky Alf tries to catch a bus, Tommy Cockles talks about the late comedian Arthur Atkinson, Prof Denzil Dexter builds a time machine, Mime from the Isle of Man by Jack Pott and Tom Bowler.

star 7.94
94 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 28, 1997

The Squeamish Zoo keeper is feeding the penguins, Chris the Crafty Cockney is talking to a newspaper seller, The Suit You Tailors show a new boy the ropes, The Deaf Stuntman throws himself off a roof, The Off-Roaders go Potholing, Competitive Dad tries weightlifting.

star 7.91
46 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 5, 1997

The Ghoul gives a tip on a football match, The Off-Roaders are living in the wild, Dave Angel The Eco Warrior talks about global warming, Ron Manager talks about baldness, A Rambler asks for directions, Thats Amazing discusses Robots, Arthur Atkinson appears in a seventies sex comedy.

star 7.90
72 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 7

#13 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 29, 1996

Professor Denzil Dexter steals a skull from another labratory, Bob Fleming tries out some cough medicine, Indecisive Dave talks about his holidays, Arthur Atkinson swears in front of his audience, Competitive Dad plays Monopoly, Chris the Crafty Cockney looks after a woman's bag.

star 7.90
49 votes
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 8

#14 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 29, 1997

The Off-Roaders go White Water Rafting, Colin Hunt goes to a restaurant, Ted and Ralph attend Mrs Ted's funeral service, Chanel 9 presents a childrens program, Dave Angel Eco Warrior explores Naturism.

star 7.87
46 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 15, 1996

Unlucky Alf finds a girlfriend, Renee and Roy talks about flying, Carl Hooper talks about animal freaks, The Tweed Man buys a pair of trousers.

star 7.83
52 votes
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 22, 1997

Patrick Nice talks about his prophecies being fulfilled, The Deaf Stuntman sets himself on fire, Paul makes Swiss Toni a coffee, Billy Bleach talks about mixed races, Chanel 9 presents a cooking program, Old Archie talks about the ballet, Sullivan Rhodes presents the Indie Club, The Suit You Tailors blackmail a customer, Dave Angel The Eco Warrior is sitting at a campsite with his new hippy friends.

star 7.82
44 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 5

#17 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 12, 1997

Chris the Crafty Cockney is feeling depressed, The Deaf Stuntman rides his bike into the docks, Competitive Dad plays Tennis, Chanel 9 has its annual awards, Old Archie talks about religion, A posh man goes to buy a suit from the Suit You Tailors.

star 7.81
74 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 6

#18 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 19, 1997

Unlucky Alf gets electrocuted, Colin Hunt goes to the pub, Cliff the Crafty Copper books someone who asks for directions, Jazz Club with Witch Doctor Jeremy Queeg, The I'll Get Me Coat man discusses being Middle-Class, Swiss Toni explains his nickname, Competitive Dad talks about his paintings, Old Archie talks about chess, The 13th Duke of Wybourne is alone with his best friend's wife, Arthur Atkinson appears in his first film, Thats Amazing features a mad professor, Ralph has bad news for Ted.

star 7.65
46 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Fosters Funny Episode 2

#19 - Fosters Funny Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

Ooh, Suit You Sir! Watch Episode Two as your favourite characters from the cult TV comedy sketch show make a long awaited return.

star 7.63
8 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 5

#20 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 1994

Unlucky Alf attends his friend's funeral, but gets buried himself by mistake, Ron Manager talks about the past, Andy the Affair Man flirts at the office, Prof Denzil Dexter has a problem with space bats, The Suit You Tailors get reported to the manager, Bob Fleming discusses country matters.

star 7.62
82 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1994

The Fat Sweaty Coppers try to solve a burglary, Ron Manager talks about Ryan Giggs, Unlucky Alf has an accident with a cricket ball, The Unpronounceables have trouble with some names, Chanel 9 advertises the Kitchen Gizmo, Prof Denzil Dexter does an experiment with some cardboard tubes, Ted and Ralph discuss the broken fence, the Comedy Vicar returns.

star 7.60
157 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 2

#22 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1994

A brother and sister discuss the joys of living on the Isle of Man, Unlucky Alf buys a parrot, A doctor jokes to a patient about cancer, Tommy Cockles talks about Bogart and Bacall, Bob Fleming tries to speak about fishing tackle, Ron Manager talks about alcohol, Ralph asks Ted about Tina Turner, The Fat Sweaty Coppers get hold of a food van, The Annoying Irishman makes an appearance.

star 7.53
166 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 4

#23 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 8, 1996

Bob Fleming goes badger watching, Billy Bleach works out peoples change, The Alcoholic family sits down for breakfast, Competitive Dad asks for directions.

star 7.49
80 votes
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1994

Elsa Richardson investigates pollution in the North Sea, There's an advert for Cheesy Peas, That's Amazing looks at outback skills, Ted and Ralph have a discussion about green overalls, Indecisive Dave talks about getting a BMW, Tommy Cockles looks back at a World War 1 film, Chanel 9 has no news to report, Roy and Renee discuss their holiday to Paris.

star 7.37
84 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day
Episode 6

#25 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 1994

The Off-Roaders go shark fishing, Bob Fleming talks to Clive Tucker about carpenter's tools, Indecisive Dave discusses the England team, Unlucky Alf has a bad dream about a pools win, Chanel 9 advertises the Orgazma Gizmo and Poula Fisch has a shocking weather report, Arthur Atkinson introduces Chester Drawers, Ed Winchester meets some similar presenters.

star 7.37
82 votes
Directors: Arch Dyson
Writers: Arthur Mathews, Caroline Aherne, Charlie Higson, Dave Cummings, Graham Linehan, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Paul Whitehouse, Simon Day