Fast and Loose (TV series)
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|Fast and Loose|
|Created by||Dan Patterson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||29 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Angst Productions|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Original release||14 January –|
4 March 2011
|Related shows||Whose Line is it Anyway?|
Mock the Week
Fast and Loose is a British television series on BBC Two. Conceived by Dan Patterson, one of the creators of the TV 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 improvised sketches in which each comedian inhabits a certain character or film genre. The only 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.
The style and format was 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 had six performers, with an additional guest performer for one of the sketches.
The show was widely criticised at the time for being so like "Whose Line...", that many viewers were asking why they didn't just revive that show instead.
- 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) is either 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 illusion that the players are in an upright position.
|No.||Performers||Guest(s)||Original air date|
|1||Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon||David Armand||14 January 2011|
|2||Wayne Brady, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Jonathan Mangum, Jess Ransom, Laura Solon||David Armand||21 January 2011|
|3||David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Jess Ransom||Pippa Evans||28 January 2011|
|4||Wayne Brady, Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Jonathan Mangum, David Reed||David Armand||4 February 2011|
|5||Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon||David Armand||11 February 2011|
|6||Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, David Reed||David Armand||18 February 2011|
|7||Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon||David Armand||25 February 2011|
|8||David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura Solon||Pippa Evans||4 March 2011|