Fast and Loose (TV series)

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Fast and Loose
Format Improvisational comedy
Created by Dan Patterson
Starring Hugh Dennis
David Armand
Justin Edwards
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Running time 29 minutes
Production company(s) Angst Productions
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Original run 14 January 2011 (2011-01-14) – 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)
Chronology
Related shows Whose Line is it Anyway?
Mock the Week
External links
Production website

Fast and Loose is a British television series on BBC Two. Conceived by Dan Patterson, one of the creators of the popular long-running series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, it mirrors the series in format and style with the addition of some new games. Guests take part in numerous improvised sketches in which each comedian inhabits a certain character or movie genre. The series was eight episodes long and hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis. Fast and Loose is the inspiration for the 2012 American show Trust Us with Your Life on ABC, hosted by Fred Willard and featuring a celebrity guest on each episode.

Format[edit]

The style and format is similar to Channel 4's Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Mock The Week both of which are also produced by Dan Patterson. Each episode has six performers, with an additional guest performer for one of the sketches.

Games[edit]

  • Forward/Rewind: Participants are given a scenario to act out and the host may call out "forward" or "rewind" as he pleases while the players must follow accordingly.
  • Interpretive dance: A player (usually David Armand) will mime out a popular song while the other participants are wearing mufflers and must guess what song it is.
  • Double Speak Game: A pair of players (who talk either in unison or saying every other word) acts as an expert on a topic suggested by the audience while another pair (with the opposite restrictions) either is interviewing or learning from the first pair.
  • Sideways Scene: Players must act out a scene while lying on the floor. The camera is positioned from the ceiling, thereby giving viewers the appearance that the players are in an upright position.

Episodes and guests[edit]

Total # Title Cast Guest Performer Original airdate
1 1 "Series 1, Episode 1" Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans,
Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon
David Armand 14 January 2011 (2011-01-14)
2 2 "Series 1, Episode 2" Wayne Brady, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker,
Jonathan Mangum, Jess Ransom, Laura Solon
David Armand 21 January 2011 (2011-01-21)
3 3 "Series 1, Episode 3" David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards,
Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Jess Ransom
Pippa Evans 28 January 2011 (2011-01-28)
4 4 "Series 1, Episode 4" Wayne Brady, Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards,
Pippa Evans, Jonathan Mangum, David Reed
David Armand 4 February 2011 (2011-02-04)
5 5 "Series 1, Episode 5" Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans,
Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon
David Armand 11 February 2011 (2011-02-11)
6 6 "Series 1, Episode 6" Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans,
Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, David Reed
David Armand 18 February 2011 (2011-02-18)
7 7 "Series 1, Episode 7" Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans,
Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon
David Armand 25 February 2011 (2011-02-25)
8 8 "Series 1, Episode 8" David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards,
Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon
Pippa Evans 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)

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