A Kick Up the Eighties

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 and Sean Hardie.

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. The first series won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme in 1982.


Season 2.0

1. Sex Again (1984-01-03)
2. Depression (1984-01-10)
4. The Supernatural (1984-01-24)

Season 1.0

1. Death (1981-09-21)
2. Work (1981-09-28)
3. The Media (1981-10-05)
4. Advice (1981-10-12)
6. Leisure (1981-10-26)