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Big Train

Season 2

  • Aired2002
  • NetworkBBC Two
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Runtime30 minutes

Big Train was a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. Following in the tradition of Monty Python, the comedy of Big Train is based on the subversion of ordinary situations by the surreal or macabre. Its stars included Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, and Simon Pegg in both series one and two, with Julia Davis, and Amelia Bullmore in the first series, and Rebecca Front, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Catherine Tate in the second series.

2x01 Episode 1

2002-01-07T00:00:00Z

Flamenco dancers are used to defuse car bombs and a tortoise speaks fluent French.

2x02 Episode 2

2002-01-14T00:00:00Z

A tale of love involving a potato and the first television screening of a classic.

2x03 Episode 3

2002-01-21T00:00:00Z

Dracula and the Werewolf discuss co-worker the Mummy and Beefeaters riot on the streets.

2x04 Episode 4

2002-01-28T00:00:00Z

A babysitter gets more than she bargained for when she looks after Dame Margot Fontaine.

2x05 Episode 5

2002-02-04T00:00:00Z

Budding writer Adolf Hitler takes his first book to the publisher.

2x06 Episode 6

2002-02-11T00:00:00Z

The merits of programmes are discussed by a panel of late-night pundits.

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