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24 September 2014
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Charlie HigsonCharlie Higson
The road Charlie Higson took to success is fairly unusual. Fortunately he had company, starting out as a decorator with housemate Paul Whitehouse.

Whitehouse and Higson lived on the same estate as aspiring comic Harry Enfield, and they whiled away many an evening in the pub. When the Enfields's stand-up character Stavros was booked for Saturday Night Live, he invited them to write for him.

They wrote for Enfield's own show, and for Vic Reeves Big Night Out>. A show-reel of clips from the former, inspired the direction The Fast Show would take: Get in, deliver the line, and get out. The result was one of the best sketch shows around.

Higson went on to develop and produce a version of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) for today's audiences. An inventive, supernatural thriller starring Reeves and Mortimer, the show has run for two series.

Charlie Higson is also a successful novelist.

The Fast Show »»

  2000 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)(TV)
  1998 Ted and Ralph(TV)
  1994 The Fast Show (TV)
  1993 The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer (TV)
  1990 1990 Harry Enfield’s Television Programme (TV)

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