A Kick Up the Eighties

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A Kick Up the Eighties
Starring Robbie Coltrane
Tracey Ullman
Richard Stilgoe
Miriam Margolyes
Rik Mayall
Ron Bain
Roger Sloman
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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