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Encyclopedia > Fast Forward (TV series)

Fast Forward was an Australian commercial television sketch comedy show that ran for 94 episodes from 12 April 1989 to 26 November 1992. It starred several former members of the ABC series The D-Generation such as Magda Szubanski and Marg Downey, as well as other Melbourne-based comedians such as The Eleventh Hour's Steve Vizard and Peter Moon, and Jane Turner and Gina Riley who are now famous for Kath & Kim. It also marked the first time that Kath & Kim stars Turner, Riley and Szubanski worked together on screen. Commercial broadcasting - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... Nick Bufalo in the Thunderbirds Pizza sketch. ... Magda Szubanski Magda Szubanski (born April 12, 1961 in Liverpool, England) is an Australian actress, comedian and writer. ... Marg Downey is an Australian comedian. ... this page is a load of crap! Steve William Vizard, born 1956 in Richmond, Victoria and educated at Carey Baptist Grammar School is an Australian media personality and businessman. ... Jane Turner is an Australian actor and comedienne who is regarded as one of the funniest and most talented TV personalities in Australia [citation needed]. Turner has appeared in many popular Australian TV programs, namely Prisoner (aka Prisoner Cell Block H) in a straight dramatic role, with comedy roles in... Riley (right) with Kath & Kim co-star, Jane Turner. ... Kath & Kim is a Logie award winning character driven Australian television comedy series, created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley. ...


Fast Forward was formatted to simulate continuous channel surfing, and after the punchline, each sketch would abruptly switch to a momentary segment of static, followed by another sketch, simulating the effect of the viewer repeatedly switching channels. It featured many spoofs of television programs of the day, politicians and television advertisements. Channel surfing is the practice of quickly scanning through different television channels or radio frequencies in order to find something interesting to watch or listen to. ... White noise spectrum White noise( ) is a random signal (or process) with a flat power spectral density. ...


The series' composite style, which blended direct TV parody with traditional sketch comedy followed several earlier Australian sketch comedy programs such as The Mavis Bramston Show, The Naked Vicar Show, Australia You're Standing In It, and The D-Generation. Fast Forward was succeeded by the series Full Frontal, which starred some of the same cast and marked the TV debut of comedian and actor Eric Bana. Some of the cast of Fast Forward also participated in the short-lived period sitcom Bligh. The Mavis Bramston Show was a popular satirical sketch comedy TV series broadcast on Australian television. ... The Naked Vicar Show was a satirical Australian television series. ... Australia Youre Standing In It was an Australian sketch comedy series produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, first screened in 1983 with a second series made in 1984. ... Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968) is an Australian film and television actor. ...


The first three seasons are now available on DVD. There are currently no plans to release the final season on DVD.


Cast

Regular cast members included:

  • Cast: Season One (1989, Ep. 1-22)
  • Geoff Brooks
  • Jane Turner
  • Magda Szubanski
  • Marg Downey
  • Michael Veitch
  • Peter Moon
  • Steve Blackburn
  • Steve Vizard
  • Ernie Dingo
  • John Deeks
  • Cast: Season Two (1990, Ep. 23-48)
  • Geoff Brooks
  • Jane Turner
  • Magda Szubanski
  • Marg Downey
  • Michael Veitch
  • Peter Moon
  • Steve Blackburn
  • Steve Vizard
  • Gina Riley
  • Alan Pentland
  • Gerry Connolly
  • Bryan Dawe
  • Cast: Season Three (1991, Ep. 49-74)
  • Geoff Brooks
  • Jane Turner
  • Magda Szubanski
  • Marg Downey
  • Michael Veitch
  • Peter Moon
  • Steve Blackburn
  • Gina Riley
  • Alan Pentland
  • Gerry Connolly
  • Brendan Luno
  • Steve Vizard (Ep. 3.1 - 3.13)
  • Glenn Robbins (Ep. 3.14 - 3.26)

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References

  • Pentland, Alan (Editor) (1992). Fast Forward in freeze frame. Melbourne: Mandarin Australia. ISBN 1-86330-166-6. 

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