Three Of A Kind: Series 1, Series 2 or Series 3 - £2.99 at Play
Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman & David Copperfield
Series 1 - next best £8.16 - so a fab buy
Series 2 - price matched at Amazon - then next best £8.16
Series 3 - next best £8.16
This funny, fast moving, non-satirical mainstream sketch show made Tracey Ullman a household name and emphasised the burgeoning talent of Lenny Henry.
Like most comedy shows, Three Of A Kind set out to be as funny as it could be; but - unlike most other shows - it filled every nanosecond of airtime with gags, wall to wall, top to bottom, in an effort to do so. Apart from its use of video trickery and teletext-style 'Gagfax', which printed jokes on screen in between the sketches, the humour was delivered straight - adopting an 'in-your-face' style without any 'side' or pretensions to grandeur, and, as befitting a pre-watershed BBC1 primetime slot, purposefully lacking the savagery associated with much of the concurrent 'alternative' scene.