Comedy

Comedy Clicks – This Week – Big Train

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was based on the subversion of ordinary situations by the surreal or macabre – Big Train


About the Show

Summary of Plot

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.. – iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 seasons

Characters:

Kevin Eldon – Various
Mark Heap – Various
Simon Pegg – Various

Trivia

  • The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998
  • based on the subversion of ordinary situations by the surreal or macabre. 
  • Big Train attracted only a limited audience. 
  • The title of the show is derived from the song run during the credits, “Big Train”, which was recorded by Max Greger and his Orchestra

Clips

Opening Titles

Clips

Showjumpers and Firefirghters

Starting Blocks Lesson

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