Three of a Kind
show_name = Three of a Kind
runtime = 30 min
Tracey Ullman Lenny HenryDavid Copperfield
country = UK
22 July 1981
8 October 1983
num_episodes = 18 (17 plus 1 short special)
imdb_id = 0081946
"Three of a Kind" was a fast-paced and non-satirical sketch show starring comedians
Tracey Ullman, Lenny Henryand David Copperfield.
Although "Three of a Kind" was screened at the point in time at which
alternative comedycame to the fore on television, it was a far more mainstream programme, which combined quick-fire sketches with a more traditional style of humour.
The show bolstered the careers of Ullmann and Henry, as well as being an outlet for young writers including
Rob Grantand Doug Naylor, Ian Hislopand Nick Revell. Lenny Henrywas shortly given his own TV series in 1984 after "Three Of A Kind" finished.
Video and DVD
videoof the show, entitled "Three of a Kind" and released under the 'Best of British Comedy' banner appeared in 1988 from 20th Century Fox. It contained the four episodes of the first series edited together into one program, less the musical guest performances.
This same video was released earlier in the UK in 1985 by BBC Video & re-released in 1998 under Paradox Videos. In 2005 and 2006,
DVDs of each series were released in the UK under 2entertain/BBC Worldwide.
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