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The Big Impression, known as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression for the first three series, is a British comedy sketch show. It features Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona impersonating personalities from entertainment and sport. Four series and a number of specials were made by Vera Productions and it was first broadcast on BBC One between 2000 and 2004.

The series has won five awards, including the 2003 BAFTA comedy programme prize.

  1. Bill Dare


Series Cast

  1. Alistair McGowan as

    Alistair McGowan

    18 Episodes

  2. Jan Ravens as

    Jan Ravens

    18 Episodes

  3. Jon Culshaw as

    Jon Culshaw

    18 Episodes

  4. Ronni Ancona as

    Ronni Ancona

    18 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

2003 • 6 Episodes

Season 4 of The Big Impression premiered on May 9, 2003.

Episode 6

(4x6, June 13, 2003) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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