5th -11th May 1984 Young, gifted and back 'The Young Ones' - Christopher Ryan, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson and Nigel Planer - return to BBC2. Inside: on a trail of disaster The Young Ones, Tuesday 9.0 BBC2 Was it fair to send an unarmed writer on the trail of The Young Ones? In retrospect, no.… Continue reading A Trail of Disaster – Radio Times 1984
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
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
8-14 September 1983 Mayall Man Cometh From 'Waiting for Godot' to 'Five Go Mad On Mescalin', Frank Barrett examines the extremely rich tapestry that makes up Kevin Turvey's or Young One Rick's or even Rik Mayall's life. The audience assembled at the BBC's Glasgow studios in August for the recording of 'A Kick up the… Continue reading Mayall Man Cometh – Time Out 1983
Here's a write up from a local listings magazine called Due South about The Young Ones tour at Southampton University on 5th March 1983. The Young Ones An ambitious and successful event was staged at the University on Saturday which went a long way to opening up the union facilities to the community at large.… Continue reading Kevin Turvey and The Bastard Squad featuring The Young Ones – Due South 1983
"Too Hot to Handle" was a benefit concert that took place at the Apollo Victoria theatre in London on the 10th April 1983. It was a charity performance to raise money for the stop Sizewell B inquiry fund. Who took part in the concert? The line up for the evening was a really good mix… Continue reading What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?
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?
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
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
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 (2)