LET"S HEAR IT FOR RIK MAYALL Jeremy Pascall - June 1982 That wonderful person who gave you Kevin Turvey, Mitch, Wick and the Dangerous Brothers... A joke: What's yellow and lies on the bottom of the sea? Sand! Why aren't you laughing? All right, biting political satire: What do Lech Walesea and Menachem Begin have… Continue reading Let’s Hear it for Rik Mayall – Company 1982
Tag: Alternative Comedy
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
Rik and Ben in Ibiza 1985 – Update
Rik Ben and Andy in Ibiza Thank You to: Andy Palmer Andy got in touch with me, he had been browsing the website and was extremely thrilled to see the post about Rik and Ben performing in Ibiza. Chris' photos from the original post brought back some very happy summer memories for Andy, as he… Continue reading Rik and Ben in Ibiza 1985 – Update
Rik with a Silent P – NME 1984
4th August 1984 As Vyvyan said, it's... RIK WITH A SILENT P Or as Ian Penman said... "he's a bit of a boring bastard" - but which bit? And is Rik Mayall a great enough comic to become a 20th Century legend along with his own hero, Tommy Cooper? Photo Peter Anderson Someone comes up… Continue reading Rik with a Silent P – NME 1984
Chris Shield’s Rik Mayall Scrapbook
I knew I wasn't the only teenager who saved pictures and cuttings of Rik Mayall, do you still have any cuttings or pictures you saved and put into a scrapbook or you pinned to your bedroom wall? Huge thanks to Chris Shields who has kindly scanned and sent me some images of his fantastic Rik… Continue reading Chris Shield’s Rik Mayall Scrapbook
Did you belong to a fan club or produce a Fanzine?
There's a whole generation now grown up, who have never known the world without the internet. With a few words typed into Google, up pops many sources and answers to your questions or information on subjects you are interested in. I can tell you that one of the first things I looked up in 2005,… Continue reading Did you belong to a fan club or produce a Fanzine?
Fears of a Clown – Soundmaker 1983
Soundmaker - 12th March 1983 Fears of a Clown Joe Hosken goes rock and road funning with Kevin Turvey, The Young Ones and The Bastard Squad.... After the noise and cramped bustle subsides in a hot Cardiff University dressing room, the tired participants of the ensemble briefly attempt to gather their thoughts before the inevitable… Continue reading Fears of a Clown – Soundmaker 1983
Talking Turvey – The Face 1982
The Face - Number 21 - January 1982 Talking Turvey with Rik Mayall Interview by Steve Taylor Television is such a carefully premeditated medium, all the messy possibilities of risk and danger bleach out beforehand, that it's rare to catch a genuinely nervy moment of contingent live action. One of these infrequent eruptions recently disturbed… Continue reading Talking Turvey – The Face 1982
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!
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)