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It’s been confirmed that 1990s UK comedy classic sketch show The Fast Show will return to screens for a one-off special episode later this year.

The series, which was co-created by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse, aired between 1994 and 1997 on BBC Two, with specials broadcast in 2000 and 2014.

According to the show’s creators, The Fast Show: Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases, which is set to air on UKTV’s Gold, will be –

“a brand new retrospective with a twist”

Higson, Whitehouse and co-stars Arabella Weir, John Thomson, Simon Day and Mark Williams will reflect on their time filming the show – and will also be interviewed in character, reviving some of the series’ most famous creations, and some reflection of the incredibly talented, and sorely missed, Caroline Aherne.

UKTV said that the cast –

“will reunite to remember more than 25 years of a true icon of British comedy – and they’re bringing the likes of Swiss Toni, Dave Angel, Jesse, No Offence, Professor Denzil Dexter and Rowley Birkin QC with them.”

“Many of the show’s best-loved characters will make their long-awaited return to TV screens, interviewed in all-new scripted segments to discuss their experiences on set, reveal behind-the-scenes gossip, and even share what they’re up to now.”

In a statement, Higson and Whitehouse said –

“It’s 26 years since the first episode of The Fast Show went out. We didn’t manage to celebrate our 25th anniversary but we are marking it now.”

“All the (remaining) contributors will be reflecting on their favourite bits and some of the characters will also be looking back at their time on the show.”

An air date for The Fast Show: Just A Load Of Blooming Catchphrases is yet to be confirmed.