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Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (1982)

A week in the life of Redditch investigative reporter Kevin Turvey. As you would expect, not a lot happens!


Colin Gilbert




Complete credited cast:
Rik Mayall ... Kevin Turvey (as Kevin Turvey)
Robbie Coltrane ... Mick
Gwyneth Guthrie Gwyneth Guthrie ... Mrs. Turvey
Adrian Edmondson ... Keith Marshall (as Ade Edmondson)
Roger Sloman ... Park Keeper


A week in the life of Redditch investigative reporter Kevin Turvey. Kevin is on the case once again, this time searching through his own house,an i depth interview with Mrs turvey,who put the keep off the grass on the grass in the park,a trip around the local supermarket Plus the History behind the Battle of Redditch. Absoloute Class Rik Written by Gary Hardingham

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Short | Comedy







Release Date:

13 March 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door See more »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Kevin Turvey: My name's Kevin Turvey and I'm an investigative reporter, which means I investigate things and then report on them.
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Featured in Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule (2014) See more »


Green Door
Composed by Shakin' Stevens
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What Ever Happened to Kevin Turvey?
4 August 2004 | by piechart2000See all my reviews

There's a 40 minute version of this (the version available to buy) and a 30 minute version for TV. The shorter one is much, much funnier.

Kevin Turvey is an investigative reporter who works mainly in the Reditch area, Midlands, UK. He investigates the park, the canal, the library, the supermarket...

Kevin is my favourite Rik Mayall character. He's not the instigator of violence like so many of the others, but is sometimes on the receiving end. He's an innocent, carefree, poking his nose journalistically into the mundane things around him.

It's his calm, logical approach that is so funny and his determination to discover the truth about such things as what happens to frogs after people have eaten their legs.

Sadly this character never had his own series. He did have a regular five minute section in the middle of a sketch show called A Kick Up the Eighties. Personally I would have much rather had more Kevin Turvey and less Bottom.

(Having said that, can anyone ever really have enough Bottom?)

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