Filthy Rich and Catflap, Podcasts

Podcasto Catflappo

If you haven't already discovered this brilliantly insightful and star studded podcast, then you must check it out. Host Jeffers is a man with a passion and that passion is the sorely underrated eighties sit-com, Filthy Rich and Catflap. His first episode opened with a banger of a guest, the one and only, Nigel Planer.… Continue reading Podcasto Catflappo

1982, Kevin Turvey, Magazine Articles

Let’s Hear it for Rik Mayall – Company 1982

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

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

Meeting Rik, Memories of Rik Mayall, Working with Rik

Artist Adam Green paints Rik

Meet Adam Green, Adam is an artist and in 1999/2000 he painted a portrait for Rik. "It was so great to meet him on his farm and really surreal. I always remember my initial meeting. His smiling face and piercing eyes as I found him in the fields clearing some bracken. I got to spend… Continue reading Artist Adam Green paints Rik

1987, Bad News, Memories of Rik Mayall, Seeing Rik

Bad News Tour Live

A big thank you to MJ Simpson for sending me his original photos he took from the Bad News Nottingham Concert on the 28th October 1987. A great, if blurry snippet from the show. Sadly Mike doesn't remember an awful lot from the concert but does remember the record shop being absolutely packed earlier that… Continue reading Bad News Tour Live

Ben Elton, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

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

Competition, Other

It’s Competition Time again!

The first competition saw Matthew Zwick from the USA chosen as the lucky winner. You can read Matt's winning entry here: And the winner is... So here's another chance to win a signed copy of Chris Shields book - Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown, Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties, plus a few other… Continue reading It’s Competition Time again!

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