They were destined to make a comeback, but is there anything they could have gleaned from the experience?
Gary and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame have returned once more, teaming up with the award-winning documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas OBE for The Kemps: All Gold (1×60). This eagerly awaited sequel follows the success of the 2020 mockumentary The Kemps: All True, produced by BBC Studios Comedy.
The Kemp brothers are joined by a star-studded cast that includes a blend of seasoned talent and fresh faces. Rhys Thomas follows the duo over the course of a year as they embark on creating a biopic, undergo divorce, and establish a supergroup. Naturally, not everything unfolds according to plan.
Michael Kitchen, known for his role in Foyle’s War, reprises his role as the long-suffering manager of the Kemps, while Perry Benson, of Operation Good Guys and Benidorm fame, returns as their brother Ross Kemp (not the one you might be thinking of).
The cast of The Kemps: All Gold also features Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf), David Arnold (James Bond Composer), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, I Hate Suzie), Ed Kear (Here We Go), Ellie May Sheridan (Dodger), Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable?, Dodger), Lucy Montgomery (Disenchantment, Tracey Ullman’s Show), Matt Allwright (Watchdog, Rogue Traders), Paul Reynolds (Press Gang, Trevor’s World of Sport), Shirlie Kemp (Pepsi & Shirlie), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Murder is Easy), and Francis Rossi (Status Quo).
Martin Kemp says “If you thought The Kemps: All True made you laugh… that was nothing, wait till you see this one. It’s brilliant , bonkers, and so funny. It’s definitely a don’t miss over Christmas.”
Gary Kemp says “It’s fantastic to reunite with Rhys and be joined by our incredible cast for The Kemps: All Gold. We’re taking our adventures to a whole new level of dysfunction this time, and we can’t wait to share the laughter and mayhem with our fans.”
Rhys Thomas says: “We had so much fun making The Kemps we couldn’t wait to come back for more and what a brilliant cast! What sports to send themselves up in such style!”
Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC says: “A huge thanks to Gary and Martin Kemp for managing to keep a straight face throughout the filming of this show. They’ve delivered us a hilarious little Christmas treat, with help from Rhys Thomas’ unique comedy brain.”