||8 (1 series)
||Simon Day, Matthew Ashforde, Robert Wilfort
||Simon Day, Andrew Collins
||British Broadcasting Corporation
After witnessing a gangland killing, Billy Bleach joins the
witness protection scheme and must swap his London life for
one deep in the heart of rural England. Young local constable
PC Harriet is assigned to guard Billy and is shortly joined
by two London officers who seem to know each other very
A dark and slow-moving sitcom which is almost a soap (in
that there is a very strong serial story line threaded between
episodes). There is some funny
moments in this show but most of the humour is very subtle
and without a laugh-track its almost laughter free. It's probably
worth sticking with but be warned it takes a while to get
into. Some of the support characters (i.e. the pub landlord
and the cops) are great but Billy, the central character,
just doesn't have a strong enough personality, despite the
best efforts of Simon Day, to sustain the interest.
||"Grass" is another sitcom spin-off from "The Fast Show".
It was first shown on BBC3 in 2003 and then on BBC2 in 2004.
||"Swiss Toni" (another
"Fast Show" spin-off)
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