Fanzines

Did you belong to a fan club or produce a Fanzine?

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?

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

Memories of Rik Mayall, Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

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)

Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

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 (1)

Instagram, Other

Rik Mayall Scrapbook on Istagram (1)

It has been five years now since I first started posting pictures of my scrapbook on Instagram. I only created an account because my daughters wanted to, now look where it has led me. I thought it might be fun to have look back through the old posts and share some for you to enjoy,… Continue reading Rik Mayall Scrapbook on Istagram (1)

Books, Meeting Rik, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields

Like buses you wait ages and then two come along at once. I'm referring to self published books about Rik Mayall. Mark Searby in early 2020 released his, attempting to cover Rik's whole career. But wait only a short while longer and another one comes along. This time concentrating on Rik's early years. It's these… Continue reading Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields

The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

The Young Ones in Finland

The wonders of the internet have certainly allowed more people than ever before to find and discover things they just wouldn't have had easy access to only a couple of decades ago. Here's a lovely story from Pilvi, who lives in Finland and got hooked on The Young Ones as a teenager when it was… Continue reading The Young Ones in Finland

The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

Deian – Following the People’s Poet!

Deian has been following the People's Poet for probably as long as I have. Rik's humour has evidently been a strong and ongoing influence on him over the years too. So much so, he was even one of the many people to visit the site of The Young Ones house in Bristol, shortly after Rik's… Continue reading Deian – Following the People’s Poet!

The Young Ones

Visiting The Young Ones House

In the mid 1990's I moved into a student house. It was a large shared house, with bay windows and a central front door, it had enough bedrooms for six eclectic spotty students. It had a very small communal living area, complete with furniture we had rescued from a tidy bin. There was always dirty… Continue reading Visiting The Young Ones House