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Working with Rik

Photographer Alistair Morrison, Rik Mayall and some Fish.

In October 1991 I went to see Rik and Ade in Waiting for Godot. I always like to buy a programme and in that programme was an interesting photograph of Rik with two fish on his head, a striking and very memorable image I'm sure you will agree. Plus soon after I found a similar… Continue reading Photographer Alistair Morrison, Rik Mayall and some Fish.

Letters, Your Stories

How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Rik wrote many amazing letters to fans but there's one particular letter I've seen circulating the web and shared on various social media more than most. It's the letter congratulating a happy couple on their wedding day. But how did this letter come about?Thank you to Matthew Webster for getting in touch and telling your… Continue reading How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Memories of Rik Mayall, Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

Other

Two years on and it’s all gone a bit Shit!

It's about two years ago now that I decided to have a go at putting together some kind of website/blog. The interest on my Rik Mayall Scrapbook Instagram account was growing. People were getting in touch and wanted to know more about the times I saw Rik live. Being able to tell people in more… Continue reading Two years on and it’s all gone a bit Shit!

Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

Ben Elton, The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

Rik is God and how an Aussie Fan became Obsessed

I love hearing stories from fans around the world and discovering stuff we in the UK perhaps weren't all that aware of at the time. In the 1980's Australia heavily embraced the new emerging British Alternative Comedy scene. Col is one such Aussie and dedicated fan, proving that the Aussies really do love the merch!!… Continue reading Rik is God and how an Aussie Fan became Obsessed

Bottom, The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

A Bottom fan who is as old as the programme itself

It's always fascinating to hear how people discover and become a fan of Rik Mayall. Many fans it would seem discover his work at a very young and tender age. Especially when you have older brothers and a Dad who likes to watch his comedy.  Darren is one such fan. Thank you to: Darren SheppardUnfortunately, I… Continue reading A Bottom fan who is as old as the programme itself

Instagram, Other

Rik Mayall Scrapbook on Istagram (1)

It has been five years now since I first started posting pictures of my scrapbook on Instagram. I only created an account because my daughters wanted to, now look where it has led me. I thought it might be fun to have look back through the old posts and share some for you to enjoy,… Continue reading Rik Mayall Scrapbook on Istagram (1)

Books, Meeting Rik, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields

Like buses you wait ages and then two come along at once. I'm referring to self published books about Rik Mayall. Mark Searby in early 2020 released his, attempting to cover Rik's whole career. But wait only a short while longer and another one comes along. This time concentrating on Rik's early years. It's these… Continue reading Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields

Other, Watching Rik

Hardwicke House

Let me take you back to 1987. I was 12 years old, about to start secondary school and was getting really into many TV comedy shows. June that year saw the U.K Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher win her third landslide victory for the Conservative Party and was still our Prime Minister!! But earlier in February… Continue reading Hardwicke House