Assaulted Nuts (TV series)

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Assaulted Nuts
Genre Sketch comedy
Written by Ray Cameron, Barry Cryer, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick, Terry Ravenscroft, Peter Vincent
Directed by Ray Cameron
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Daniel Peacock, Cleo Rocos, Wayne Knight, Barry Cryer
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Producer(s) Ray Cameron
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run January 17, 1985 (1985-01-17) – February 28, 1985 (1985-02-28)

Assaulted Nuts was a short-lived TV comedy series which ran in early 1985. The show was constructed as a fast-paced succession of short, unconnected sketches. It was a co-production between Cinemax in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

The US-UK nature of the show was demonstrated in the unusual nature of its casting: American performers like Elaine Hausman, William Sadler and the soon-to-be-famous Wayne Knight acted alongside the familiar British comic actors Cleo Rocos, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Daniel Peacock and Barry Cryer.

In the UK the show was broadcast in a late-night slot (11.15pm on Thursdays) and seen by relatively few people. In spite of the quality of its writing and the abilities of its performers, it made little impact. Seven 30-minute eposodes were made before the show was cancelled. The original broadcasts were weekly between 17 January and 28 February 1985.

Writers: Ray Cameron, Barry Cryer, Andrew Marshall, David Renwick, Terry Ravenscroft, Peter Vincent. Producer/Director: Ray Cameron

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