The High Life

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jan 27, 1995 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary

Sebastian is unsuccessful in his attempts to become the new face of Air Scotia in the promotional in-flight video, but Shona is successful. And so a film crew follows Shona around the flight. An ex-girlfriend of Steve's is also on board.

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    Hilary Lyon

    Hilary Lyon

    Jackie Strachan

    Guest Star

    Jenny McCrindle

    Jenny McCrindle

    Avril McKechnie

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    Ronnie Letham

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    Haldene Duncann

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Steve: (smirking)You fuck off eh?
        Sebastian: (looks shocked) Eh?
        Steve: I said - You for coffee?
        Sebastian: (looks relieved) Oh! Steve, how many times fo I have to tell you? Caffiene makes me pump!
        Steve: Oh aye! Right enough. Peppermint tea then.

      • Sebastian: (talking about Capt. Duff) What is going through that man's head?
        Steve: The remnants of mescaline probably.
        Sebastian: Hhhmmm. That's care in the community for you!

      • Capt. Duff: Ah! Garcon. Table for 2, non smoking. I haven't booked - can you fit me in?
        Sebastian: Capt. Duff - this is the crew room.
        Capt. Duff: I'm well aware of that! I'll have a cup of coffee please - white, 1 sugar - send it up to my room.
        Steve: Certainly Sir. Here's the wine list.
        Capt. Duff: Oh yes. Thank you.
        (looks puzzled)
        Sebastian: Don't encourage him!

      • Sebastian: Tell me more. Tell me more. Did you get very far?
        Steve: Tell you more. I'll tell you more. I drove her home in my car.
        Sebastian: Aha
        Steve: Aha
        Sebastian: Aha
        Steve: Aha
        Sebastian: And...
        Steve: Things began to hot up in the underwear department.
        Sebastian: And...
        Steve: She brought up the subject of contraception.
        Sebastian: And...
        Steve: And I brought up my biryani.

      • Sebastian: Tell me something Steve? How was your weekend?
        Steve: (shruggs)
        Sebastian: Another sad Saturday in the singles bar?
        Steve: Sort of...
        Sebastian: Thought so. Come on Pandora - open your box.

      • Steve: I told her you were under the doctor with your verrucas.
        Sebastian: Verrucas!
        Steve: I was thinking on my feet! Sebastian: I've never had a verruca in my puff. Don't you go fobbing your foot infections onto me Steve!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The show opens with Steve and Sebastian singing I Don't Like Mondays, the most famous track from Irish band The Boomtown Rats.