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Little Britain 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2003–2006)
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.
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Series cast summary:
Matt Lucas ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
David Walliams ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Tom Baker ...  Narrator 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Paul Putner ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Anthony Head ...  The Prime Minister 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Joann Condon Joann Condon ...  Fat Pat 21 episodes, 2003-2006
Charu Bala Chokshi Charu Bala Chokshi ...  Meera 20 episodes, 2003-2006
Steve Furst ...  Various Roles / ... 16 episodes, 2003-2006
Leelo Ross Leelo Ross ...  Tanya 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Ruth Jones ...  Myfanwy 14 episodes, 2003-2006
Stirling Gallacher ...  Margaret / ... 13 episodes, 2003-2005
Stephen Aintree ...  Fat Fighters Taxi Driver / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2005
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Based on the highly successful Radio 4 series, Little Britain is a hilarious exploration of the British Isles and its curious inhabitants after a successful pilot earlier this year. The programme travels from the Scottish highlands, through Wales, the tranquil English countryside and the less tranquil council estates of Britain's inner cities, while the narrator (Tom Baker) adds his insightful and eloquent comments for those less familiar with these fair Isles Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Grã-Bretanha See more »

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Runtime:

| (12 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

David Walliams personally chose Anthony Head to play the Prime Minister. Whenever asked he answers "Because next to Steve Martin, he's the only man I'll ever turn gay for". See more »

Quotes

George Michael: Hello, Andy.
[pause]
George Michael: Nice to meet you
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George Michael: . Happy birthday.
Andy: I don't like him. I want him to go. I prefer Tony Hadley.
Lou: Sorry about this, George. You'd better go.
Andy: Tell him that "Jesus to a Child" aside, I find his output emotionally vapid.
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Crazy Credits

The narrator, Tom Baker, says a different random thing about Britain and/or its people as the opening credits play in each episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation showed repeat episodes as fillers, condensed to 15 minutes with the title Very Little Britain. See more »

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Oh ha ha, it's so funny...until they repeat the same gag for the millionth time.
4 December 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I really liked "Little Britain" when I first started watching it because I found it a refreshing change from the straight-laced humor that has been appearing British television lately. But after watching two episodes I suddenly realized...they're just repeating the same jokes, practically verbatim. The same characters, the same situations, the same gags. Literally! There's a difference between recurring characters (see: "Saturday Night Live," "Second City TV") and downright repeating the same skits every episode, passing it off as something fresh.

The first episode I saw had David and Matt dressed as old women taste-testing jams. David tastes a jam, realizes it was made by someone black/foreign/etc., and throws up because he's prejudiced and the thought of eating it makes him/her sick.

It's so over-the-top that it's sort of funny at first. But they keep doing it over and over and over again. Every episode. First, it's at a fair. Then, it's at a church. The same old stuff, every episode. And FYI "Little Britain" fans - this is a complete rip-off of the Monty Python's Meaning of Life skit about the exploding/vomiting fat man. The over-the-top vomit is sort of funny but, similar to the Monty Python skit, too much simply becomes childish and not very funny at all.

Then there's the gay-guy-who-thinks-he's-discriminated-against gag. First time: funny. Second time: eh. Third time: Enough already, move on. Same old jokes, same situations.

Let's not forget the guy who comes into the video store/dating service/book store looking for a specific title/woman and they repeat _the exact same jokes_ only changing the situation! (I.e. movies versus books or women.) "Oh nothing specific, just a 1989 comedy starring Rick Moranis..."

"Oh nothing very specific, just an 1812 book by Shakespeare..."

"Oh nothing very specific, just a 23-year-old blonde with hair from here to here."

That's not a direct quote but it's the basic idea of it.

This stuff is literally repeated over and over again in every episode. The same characters (also including a Prime Minister's aid, a "retard", a Weight Watchers' speaker, a computer illiterate girl played by a guy, a chubby girl played by a guy, et al) are used in the same situations for the same exact jokes with the same exact reactions with the occasional "new joke" thrown in, usually not being very funny.

"SNL" might not be a standard of quality these days but back in the '70s and '80s it was so successful because it would take specific characters and plant them in new environments, for new jokes, with new gags.

"Little Britain" is very funny on first and second viewing but it all becomes so tiresome after a while. My least favorite gag has to be the reccuring 30-something man who drinks milk from his mother's breasts in public places. Yeah, it's shocking and funny the first time...but now they've done the same thing so many times I'm just getting sick of it!

Matt, David: Get some new material! Please!


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