1986, Comic Relief, Magazine Articles

Brrrilliant! Cliff’s A Young One Again! – Lookin 1986

Week ending 12th April 1986 Cliff's A Young One Again! When the total and utter king of rock 'n' roll, Cliff Richard, got together with those horrid blighters The Young Ones to make a record, people must have wondered what had come over the world. OK, so Rick worships the very water Cliff walks on,… Continue reading Brrrilliant! Cliff’s A Young One Again! – Lookin 1986

1986, Comic Relief, Magazine Articles

What is Sir Clifford Richard Doing With This Lot? – Smash Hits 1986

12-25 March 1986 What Is Sir Clifford Richard Doing With This Lot? "Sir Cliff Richard?" splutters Rik Mayall in complete and utter indignation. "At the very least it should be Sir Cliff! In fact it's almost an insult just to knight him," he froths. "It should be much more than that. Maybe 'Saviour Of The… Continue reading What is Sir Clifford Richard Doing With This Lot? – Smash Hits 1986

1984, Magazine Articles

The Young Ones – Smash Hits 1984

25th October - 7th November 1984 The Young Ones Rick, Vyvyan, Mike and Neil have got a book coming out on October 25. It's called Bachelor Boys and it's very funny. It's also, according to Rik Mayall, the last thing they'll ever do. By Mark Ellen. "It's smut and I'm proud of it!" declares Rik… Continue reading The Young Ones – Smash Hits 1984

1984, Magazine Articles

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

1984, Magazine Articles

A Trail of Disaster – Radio Times 1984

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

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

Mayall Man Cometh – Time Out 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

1983, Magazine Articles

Kevin Turvey and The Bastard Squad featuring The Young Ones – Due South 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

1983

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. Assistant producer Jenny Kirtley got in touch with her memories, see updated post - UPDATE Who took… Continue reading What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?