Swiss Toni was later spun off into a sitcom, which developed both the character and his situation beyond the confines of the Fast Show sketches. The two series ran on BBC Three in 2003 and 2004, the first three episodes of the first series also being repeated on BBC One. As well as playing the title character, Higson was the show's main writer and one of its producers. Other regular cast members were Rhys Thomas as Paul, a junior salesman at the dealership (also featured in the original Fast Show sketches), Simon Day as Jeff, a more successful though alcoholic salesman, Emma Rydal as Miranda, the receptionist, Matilda Ziegler as Swiss's wife, Ruth, and Elizabeth Spriggs as his mother. Guest appearances were made by, among others, Tom Baker, Olivia Colman, Paul Whitehouse, and snooker player Steve Davis.