Fast and Loose (TV series)

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Fast and Loose
Created byDan Patterson
StarringHugh Dennis
David Armand
Justin Edwards
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Production
Running time29 minutes
Production company(s)Angst Productions
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9
Original release14 January (2011-01-14) – 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)
Chronology
Related showsWhose 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 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.

Format[edit]

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.

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) 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.

Episodes[edit]

No.PerformersGuest(s)Original air date
1Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura SolonDavid Armand14 January 2011 (2011-01-14)
2Wayne Brady, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Jonathan Mangum, Jess Ransom, Laura SolonDavid Armand21 January 2011 (2011-01-21)
3David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Jess RansomPippa Evans28 January 2011 (2011-01-28)
4Wayne Brady, Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Jonathan Mangum, David ReedDavid Armand4 February 2011 (2011-02-04)
5Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura SolonDavid Armand11 February 2011 (2011-02-11)
6Ruth Bratt, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Tom Parry, David ReedDavid Armand18 February 2011 (2011-02-18)
7Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Pippa Evans, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura SolonDavid Armand25 February 2011 (2011-02-25)
8David Armand, Greg Davies, Justin Edwards, Humphrey Ker, Marek Larwood, Laura SolonPippa Evans4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)

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