A Kick Up the Eighties

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A Kick Up the Eighties
Starring Tracey Ullman
Lenny Henry
David Copperfield
Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 30 min
Original channel BBC1

A Kick Up the Eighties was a 1981-1984 BBC 2 sketch show starring Robbie Coltrane, Tracey Ullman, Richard Stilgoe, Miriam Margolyes, Rik Mayall, Ron Bain and Roger Sloman.

The series was created by Tom Gutteridge (producer/director) and Sean Hardie (executive producer).[1] Colin Gilbert was script editor. The show was the first break into television for Rik Mayall,[2] who played the anorak-wearing investigative reporter Kevin Turvey; it was also the start of Tracey Ullman's television career. The first series won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme in 1982.

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  1. ^ "BBC - Comedy Guide - A Kick Up The Eighties". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Obituary: Rik Mayall". Bbc.co.uk. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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