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

Rik Mayall dribbling picture from Kerrang magazine
1984, Magazine Articles

The Bachelor Boy – Extra Kerrang! 1984

The Bachelor Boy RIK MAYALL (pictured right) KEVIN TURVEY (also pictured right) and DAVE DICKSON all discuss their latest best-sellers and explain why everyone should vote for Mrs Thatcher next time around A FEW issues of the regular, fortnightly Kerrang! back Howard Johnson dallied with the name of Friedrich Nietzsche (a decidedly dangerous course) and… Continue reading The Bachelor Boy – Extra Kerrang! 1984

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

1983

Update – What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 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. Jenny Kirtley, assistant producer, remembers it well: ‘Back in the early 80’s, I was part of a… Continue reading Update – What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?

Your Stories

Rik Mayall has been Captured By The Fuzz

Meet Lucy Morrow or otherwise know as: Captured By The Fuzz on Instagram Lucy is a big Rik Mayall fan and in the 90s, like many of us of a certain age, she watched and quoted Bottom religiously. At age 15, she and her friend when to see one of the Nottingham Bottom Live shows.… Continue reading Rik Mayall has been Captured By The Fuzz

1986, Comic Relief

Comic Relief was Utterly Utterly Live in 1986

Here in the UK, Comic Relief was launched live from a refugee camp in Sudan on BBC1 on Christmas Day 1985 during Noel Edmonds' Late, Late Breakfast Show. The idea came from charity worker Jane Tewson and comedy script writer Richard Curtis after they had visited Sudan and Ethiopia. First came the charity single in… Continue reading Comic Relief was Utterly Utterly Live in 1986

1986, Comic Relief, Magazine Articles

Comic Relief – Smash Hits 1986

23 April - 6 May 1986 Comic Relief "I've got myself a crying, sleeping, walking, talking , living... bottom." That was the opening line from one of the songs performed by The Young Ones at three live comedy shows recently staged in London by Comic Relief (the people who brought you Cliff and The Young… Continue reading Comic Relief – Smash Hits 1986