2003, Magazine Articles

Believe Nothing – A Dutch interview from 2003

I had a lovely email recently from a fan called Merel in The Netherlands, who came across an interview Rik Mayall gave to a Dutch reporter in 2003. It was published in a magazine by Dutch broadcaster, VPRO. Merel has kindly translated the text for me as good as she could. In Holland VPRO (a… Continue reading Believe Nothing – A Dutch interview from 2003

1983, Magazine Articles

Character Assassination – Biltz 1983

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION Rik Mayall is in the uncomfortably double-edged position of being well-known enough to make a living, but too well-known to be credible as his creations Kevin Turvey and Rik the Poet. SIMON GARFIELD spoke to him in Edinburgh during the run of Standup Comedy with Ben Elton and Andy de la Tour. Photographs… Continue reading Character Assassination – Biltz 1983

1983, Magazine Articles

Kevin Turvey & The Young Ones – Smash Hits 1983

Smash Hits April 14-27 1983 KEVIN TURVEY & THE YOUNG ONES Croydon Stationed at the rear of the Fairfield Hall's ample stage tonight are three musicians. They wear grisly maroon jacket's and dark glasses and supply soothing sections of super-club jazz when the actors are off changing costumes. Right now they're flicking idly through the… Continue reading Kevin Turvey & The Young Ones – Smash Hits 1983

1983, Magazine Articles

The Comic Strip Presents – Time Out 1983

September 8-14 1983 The Comic Strip Presents By Martyn Auty At last, a comedy group has its hands on Monty Python's holy grail. They are The Comic Strip and, despite appearances to the contrary, are heavily into clean living, steady relationships and hatchbacks. This autumn the Comic Strip returns to coat your TV screens with… Continue reading The Comic Strip Presents – Time Out 1983

1983, Magazine Articles

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

1982, Magazine Articles

Rogue Mayall – Sounds 1982

Sounds Magazine - 11th December 1982 Rogue Mayall Rik Mayall of TV's 'The Young Ones'. By Dave McCullough I ASK Rik Mayall, twisted leftest-centrist-selfist, maniacal hero of Tuesday nights television The Young Ones and generally speaking, since his inception as alter-ego Kevin Turvey, a genuine TV cult figure, if people are surprised when they meet… Continue reading Rogue Mayall – Sounds 1982

1982, Magazine Articles

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

1981, Magazine Articles

Investigating Turvey – NME 1981

NME - 7th November 1981 INVESTIGATING TURVEY Rik Mayall's the name and comedy's the game! Paul Rambali interviews TV reporter of the year, Kevin Turvey. Could these two characters be the same man? Physogs by Anton Corbijn. "They laughed at Lenny Bruce too..." DIMBLEBY, Day, Turvey. Repeat it often enough and it becomes a litany.… Continue reading Investigating Turvey – NME 1981