Bottom, Bottom Live

Rik and Ade’s Bottom Continues to Hit the Spot

When you become a fan of something or someone you naturally champion it. You tell people how good it is, recommend it and will always love that subject. Some people even take great delight in recording and saving things connected with it. Which in many ways is what I have done here. I hoped that… Continue reading Rik and Ade’s Bottom Continues to Hit the Spot

1982, The Young Ones

Visiting The Young Ones House – 2022

THE YOUNG ONES, first televised and broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on the 9th November 1982. November 2022 sees the 1980's groundbreaking sitcom turn 40 years old. Ruddy hell forty years ago, it seems like only yesterday I was sat enthralled on the living room carpet, staring at the little box in the corner of… Continue reading Visiting The Young Ones House – 2022

1991, Bottom

Thirty-Something Years of Rik and Ade’s Bottom

On 17th September 1991 Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's brand new sitcom Bottom first aired on UK TV screens. So 2021 sees the much loved programme turn 30 years old. In September 1991 I was a young 16 year old. I had not long left secondary school and was about to start college. I couldn't… Continue reading Thirty-Something Years of Rik and Ade’s Bottom

Daily Mirror newspaper featuring Rik Mayall
1984, Magazine Articles, The Young Ones

Rik Hits The High Spots – Daily Mirror 1984

Thursday November 8th 1984 Alive and ranting - the Young One with built-in sneer RIK HITS THE HIGH SPOTS by Peter Donnelly RICK, the slightly potty, very spotty nutter from TV's The Young Ones, picks at a pimple and rants on about one of his favourite subjects. "Grown- up's", he pouts petulantly, "are scared of… Continue reading Rik Hits The High Spots – Daily Mirror 1984

Edward Catflap, Ralph Filthy and Richie Rich
1987, Filthy Rich and Catflap, Magazine Articles

Three for the Show – Radio Times 1987

3-9 January 1987 Three for the Show No, it's not Son of Young Ones, but Rik, Adrian and Nigel are still aiming at the funny bone. John McCreedy hears it's all about paternity suits, dead milkmen and TV stars. Filthy Rich and Catflap Wednesday BBC2 DO YOU still enjoy working together? 'No. We hate each… Continue reading Three for the Show – Radio Times 1987

Feature image featuring part of the young ones ticket
1984, Celebrity Fans, The Young Ones, Your Stories

Paul Putner – Once In Every Lifetime

If you could go back in time and witness a classic piece of comedy history being made what would it be? An episode of The Young Ones maybe? That would probably feature quite highly on many people's lists, it definitely would be on mine. In 1984 comedian and actor Paul Putner was a teenage drama… Continue reading Paul Putner – Once In Every Lifetime

The cast of the young ones stood outside house
1983, Magazine Articles, The Young Ones

The Cult Of The Snarl – The Times 1983

THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT 30th December 1983 FEATURES The Cult Of The Snarl Rik Mayall, creator and star of The Young Ones, and much imitated by classroom comedians, tells Nick Baker why he chose students as a suitable case for sneering Like lots of successful television comedy, The Young Ones, devised by Rik Mayall and… Continue reading The Cult Of The Snarl – The Times 1983

The Young Ones computer game cassette tape
1985, 1986, The Young Ones

The Young Ones – Computer Game

Who remembers this? I never had a home computer during the 1980's or even throughout the 1990's come to that, and I have never had much interest in computer games, but during the early 1990's I did manage to find one of these games. It was in a big box of junk at a car… Continue reading The Young Ones – Computer Game

The Young Ones, Your Stories

Recreating The People’s Poet Badges

Thank you to Zoe Read for telling us about your wonderful project. In January of this year I finally got around to watching The Young Ones. It was on my radar for a while as I had already had 3 or 4 different people in the past tell me to watch it because they thought… Continue reading Recreating The People’s Poet Badges

1991, Bottom, Magazine Articles

The Youngish Ones – Radio Times 1991

14th - 20th September 1991 Bottom Tuesday BBC2 No longer inclined towards anarchic college humour, Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall can still raise a laugh in their old age. By Richard Johnson THE YOUNGish ONES You wouldn't expect a comic collaboration between Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson to yield jokes that appeal to old men… Continue reading The Youngish Ones – Radio Times 1991