- Tuesday 18th January 2011, 4:47pm [Edited]
- 126 posts
For those who've not heard of A Kick Up The Eighties, it was a sketch show from the early eighties. Series 1 looked as if it was designed to be a 1981 verson of The Frost Report, in that each episode focused on a different social theme, such as relationships, work, media, advice, death and leisure.
It had Richard Stilgoe doing monologues on these subjects, accompanied by loosely related sketches performed by Ron Bain, Miriam Maragoyles, Roger Sloman and Tracey Ullman. And not to forget each week featured a segment from then unknown Rik Mayall, under the guise of a brummie 'investigator' called Kevin Turvey.
Series 2 dropped the Frost Report format in favour of a more straitforward sketch show format. This meant that Richard Stilgoe's monologues were removed from the show and the episodes weren't themed, though Kevin Turvey still appeared. Plus, Robbie Coltrane was hired to fill the space in the cast left by Stilgoe. However, Series 2 was shorter lived than Series 1, which I personaly find to be a shame, as I thought the second series best illustrated my idea of how sketch shows should be.
So with that, are there any fans on the board, or anyone who saw it when it was on?