Big Train

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Original run: 9 Nov 1998 – 11 Feb 2002

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy

Network: BBC Two UK

Watched by: 547 of 673 201 0.08%

Total running time: 4 hours 24 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.9 of 10 3 556 rating: 7.222 of 10 421

MyShows rating: 3.77 of 5 260


Big Train was a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. Following in the tradition of Monty Python, the comedy of Big Train is based on the subversion of ordinary situations by the surreal or macabre. Its stars included Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, and Simon Pegg in both series one and two, with Julia Davis, and Amelia Bullmore in the first series, and Rebecca Front, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Catherine Tate in the second series.

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