A Kick Up the Eighties
|A Kick Up the Eighties|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||30 min|
|Original release||21 September 1981|
The series was created by Tom Gutteridge (producer/director) and Sean Hardie (executive producer). Colin Gilbert was script editor. The show was the first break into television for Rik Mayall, who played the anorak-wearing investigative reporter Kevin Turvey; it was also the start of Tracey Ullman's television comedy career. Peter Capaldi, a trained graphic artist from Scotland, contributed to designing the show's opening sequence prior to launching his own career as an actor. The first series won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme in 1982.
A compilation episode was broadcast on 31 December 1987, entitled "A Kick Up The Bells".
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