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

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

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

The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

The Young Ones in Finland

The wonders of the internet have certainly allowed more people than ever before to find and discover things they just wouldn't have had easy access to only a couple of decades ago. Here's a lovely story from Pilvi, who lives in Finland and got hooked on The Young Ones as a teenager when it was… Continue reading The Young Ones in Finland

The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

Deian – Following the People’s Poet!

Deian has been following the People's Poet for probably as long as I have. Rik's humour has evidently been a strong and ongoing influence on him over the years too. So much so, he was even one of the many people to visit the site of The Young Ones house in Bristol, shortly after Rik's… Continue reading Deian – Following the People’s Poet!

The Young Ones

Visiting The Young Ones House

In the mid 1990's I moved into a student house. It was a large shared house, with bay windows and a central front door, it had enough bedrooms for six eclectic spotty students. It had a very small communal living area, complete with furniture we had rescued from a tidy bin. There was always dirty… Continue reading Visiting The Young Ones House