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Sketch show that originally explored a theme each week (work, death, sex).
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ron Bain Ron Bain ...  Various Roles 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Miriam Margolyes ...  Various Roles 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Roger Sloman ...  Various Roles 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Tracey Ullman ...  Various Roles 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Rik Mayall ...  Kevin Turvey 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Richard Stilgoe Richard Stilgoe ...  Various Roles 2 episodes, 1981
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Sketch show that originally explored a theme each week (work, death, sex).

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1981 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rik Mayall's character Kevin Turvey, the self-styled West Midlands investigative journalist later had his own spin-off - Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind The Green Door (1982) (TV Short) which was a one-off mockumentary about a week in the life of Kevin Turvey. See more »

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