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Many years ago, before The Fast Show, Big Train or Little Britain, came this influential Scottish sketch show. A splendid blend of comedy craft and surreal lunacy.

About the Show

Many years ago, before The Fast Show, Big Train or Little Britain, came this influential Scottish sketch show. A splendid blend of comedy craft and surreal lunacy.

Series 1 Summary

Designed for the partially here and hard of being, Absolutely sketches some very curious characters indeed.

Written and performed by a talented team of six, the show's first series, originally shown in 1989, features bewildered Scotsmen Don and George, troubled pensioner Bert Bastard, a little girl with a lot of knowledge, and the mind-crushing simpleton Calum Gilhooley.

  • Episode 1

    Don and George undertake an undertaking, a little girl tackles death and there's an informative seminar on 'Getting to Work'.

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    Episode 2

    Get an insight into US immigration policy, watch Bert Bastard getting to grips with a rowing boat, or learn how the Nice family deal with the untimely death of a hamster.

  • Episode 3

    A poor unfortunate underestimates the dangers posed by newspaper supplements, some shop workers rehearse for a royal visit and an old man struggles with his kitchen.

  • Episode 4

    The beginnings of Scottish country dancing are revealed and the Nice family exchange Christmas gifts. If you've got any daughters, lock them up - the Vikings are coming.

  • Episode 5

    Learn more about the mystical art of Beefeating, learn more about how to play a scene opposite a balloon or learn about people in power from a little girl.

  • Episode 6

    Two shy men attend a party, the Nice family open their morning post and the infamous Stoneybridge Council debate the promos, jingles, and slogans to promote their town.