Rik’s TV Timeline (1980’s)

I am attempting to build up a timeline of when Rik appeared on TV in the UK. I have included all the Comic Strip Presents episodes even the episodes Rik didn’t appear in. If you spot any mistakes or can tell me about anything I’ve missed out then please let me know or comment below. Thank you


1980

    The Squad (1/12) – Started on Wednesday 1st October 1980 4.45pm ITV

    Boom Boom… Out Go the Lights (1) – Tuesday 14th October 1980, 10.20pm BBC2

    1981

    Wolcott (1/4) – Started on Tuesday 13th January 1981 9.00pm ITV

    Boom Boom… Out Go the Lights (2) – Tuesday 5th May 1981, 9.45pm BBC2

    Fundamental Frolics – Friday 31st July 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – 1st Series – Sex – Monday 21st September 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – Work – Monday 28th September 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – The Truth – Monday 5th October 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – Advice – Monday 12th October 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – Relationships – Monday 19th October, 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – Leisure – Monday 26th October 1981, 9pm BBC2

    Russell Harty – Tuesday 3rd November 1981, Kevin Turvey is a guest.

    Oxford Road Show –  Friday 20th November 1981 7pm BBC2. 20th Century Coyote appear.

    Fundamental Frolics (R) – Sunday 20th December 1981 12.05pm BBC2

    81 Take 2 – Thursday 31st December 1981 11.20pm BBC2

    1982

    Wood and Walters – 3rd episode ? 31st January 1982 10.00pm ITV ?

    Kick up the Eighties – Sex (R) – Thursday 25th March 1982 11.20pm BBC1

    Kick up the Eighties – Relationships (R) – Thursday 1st April 1982 11.15pm BBC1

    Kick up the Eighties – The Truth (R) – Thursday 8th April 1982 11.15pm BBC1

    Kick up the Eighties – Work (R) – Thursday 15th April 1982 11.15pm BBC1

    Whoops Apocalypse – last episode – Sunday 11th April 1982 10.00pm ITV

    Kick up the Eighties – Advice (R) – Thursday 22nd April 1982 11.20pm BBC1

    Kick up the Eighties – Leisure (R) – Thursday 29th April 1982 11.20 pm BBC1

    Northern Lights – Saturday 15th May 10.00pm 1982 ITV

    Kevin Turvey – The Man Behind the Green Door – Monday 13th September 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents… Five go Mad in Dorset Tuesday 2nd November 1982 10.15pm C4

    The Young Ones – 1st Series – Demolition – Tuesday 9th November 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Oil – Tuesday 16th November 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Boring – Tuesday 23rd November 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Bomb – Tuesday 30th November 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Interesting – Tuesday 7th December 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Flood – Tuesday 14th December 1982 9pm BBC2

    1983

    The Comic Strip Presents… War – Monday 3rd January 1983 9.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Five go Mad in Dorset (R) – Monday 10th January 1983 9.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Beat Generation – Monday 17th January 1983 9.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Bad News Tour – Monday 24th January 1983 9.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Summer School – Monday 31st January 1983 9.00pm C4

    The Young Ones – Oil (R) – Thursday 12th May 1982 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Bomb (R) – Thursday 19th May 1983 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Boring (R) – Thursday 26th May 1983 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Interesting (R) – Thursday 2nd June 1983 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Flood (R) – Thursday 9th June 1983 9pm BBC2

    The Black Adder – The Black Seal 6/6 – Wednesday 20th July 1983 9.30pm BBC1

    An Evening for Nicaragua – Benefit Concert – Thursday 1st September 1983 10.30pm C4

    The Comic Strip Present… Five go Mad on Mescalin – Wednesday 2nd November 1983 10.00pm C4

    1984

    Kick up the Eighties – 2nd Series – Tuesday 3rd January 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents… Dirty Movie – Saturday 7th January 1984 10.25pm C4

    Kick up the Eighties – Tuesday 10th January 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents…. Susie – Saturday 14th January 1984 10.30pm C4

    Did You See…? – Featuring Kick up the Eighties, Sunday 15th January 1982 9pm BBC2

    Kick up the Eighties – Tuesday 17th January 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents… A Fist Full of Travellers Cheques – Saturday 21st January 1984 10.30pm C4

    Kick up the Eighties – Tuesday 24th January 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents… Gino: Full Story and Pics – Saturday 28th January 1984 C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Eddie Monsoon – A Life? – Saturday 4th February 1984 C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Slags – Saturday 11th February 1984 10.35pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Bad News Tour (R) – Saturday 18th February 1984 11.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… War (R) – Saturday 3rd March 1984 10.30pm C4

    Wogan – Rik performs as Rick and interviewed by Terry Wogan (Date?) (10th March?) BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Beat Generation (R) – Saturday 17th March 1984 10.30pm C4

    The Comic Strip Present… Summer School (R) – Saturday 24th March 1983 10.35pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Five go Mad in Dorset (R) – Saturday 31st March 1984 10.45pm C4

    The Young Ones – 2nd Series – New – Bambi – Tuesday 8th May 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Cash – Tuesday 15th May 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Nasty – Tuesday 29th May 1984 9pm BBC2

    The Young Ones –  Sick – Tuesday 5th June 1984  9.05pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Time – Tuesday 12th June 1984 9.10pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Summer Holiday – Tuesday 19th June 1984 9pm BBC2

    Kevin Turvey – The Man Behind the Green Door (R) – Monday 10th September 1984 10.25pm BBC2

    The Lenny Henry Show – Tuesday 2nd October 1984 7.30pm BBC1

    The Black Adder – The Black Seal (R) – Wednesday 10th October 1984 BBC1

    Cannon and Ball – Saturday 3rd November 1984 7.00pm ITV

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Bullshitters – Saturday 3rd November C4

    1985

    An American Werewolf in London (Film Premier on UK TV) – Saturday 16th February 1985 10.00pm BBC1

    The Young Ones – Demolition (R) – Monday 18th March 1985 9.30pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Oil (R) – Monday 25th March 1985 9.25pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Bomb (R) – Monday 1st April 1985 9.25pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Boring (R) – Monday 15th April 1985 9.30pm BBC2

    The Young Ones  – Interesting (R) – Monday 22nd April 1985 9.30pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Flood (R) – Monday 29th April 1985 9.10pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Bambi (R) – Monday 13th May 1985 9.00pm BBC2

    The Lenny Henry Show (R) – Thursday 16th May 1985 8.30pm BBC1

    The Young Ones – Cash (R) – Monday 20th May 1985 9.30pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Nasty (R) – Monday 10th June 1985 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Sick (R) – Monday 17th June 1985 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Time (R) – Monday 24th June 1985 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Summer Holiday (R) – Monday 1st July 9.00pm BBC2

    Happy Families – 3: Madelaine – Thursday 31st October 1985 8.25pm BBC1

    1986

    The Comic Strip Presents… Consuela – Wednesday 1st January 1986 11.00pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Private Enterprise – Thurday 2nd January 1986 11.00pm C4

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (New) – Monday 6th January 1986 4.20pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine – Tuesday 7th January 1986 4.15pm BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… Susie (R) – Tuesday 7th January 1986 10.55pm C4

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine – Wednesday 8th January 1986 4.15pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine – Thursday 9th January 1986 4.15pm BBC1

    Blackadder II: 1: Bells (New) – Thursday 9th January 1986 9.30pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine – Friday 10th January 1986 4.15pm BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… Five Go Mad on Mescalin (R) – Tuesday 14th January 1986 10.40pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Dirty Movie (R) – Tuesday 21st January 1986 10.45pm C4

    The Comic Srtip Presents… Gino – Full Story and Pics (R) – Tuesday 28th January 1986 11.20pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Eddie Monsoon – A Life? (R) – Tuesday 4th February 1986 10.50pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Slags (R) – Tuesday 11th February 1986 11.10pm C4

    Wogan – Rik interviewed by Terry Wogan, he talks about the Comic Relief single (March/April?) BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… Bad News Tour (R) – Tuesday 22nd April 1986 11.10pm C4

    Omnibus presents Comic Relief – Friday 25th April 1986 10.15pm BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… A Fist Full of Travellers Cheques (R) – Tuesday 29th April 1986 10.50pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… War (R) – Tuesday 6th May 1986 10.50pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Beat Generation (R) – Tuesday 13th May 1986 10.55pm C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Summer School (R) – Tuesday 20th May 1986 10.50pm C4

    Omnibus presents Comic Relief (R) – Saturday 27th December 1986 11.10pm BBC2

    1987

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – New Series – Wednesday 7th January 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – Wednesday 14th January 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – Wednesday 21st January 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – Wednesday 28th January 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – Wednesday 4th February 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    Filthy Rich and Catflap – Wednesday 11th February 1987 9.25pm BBC2

    French and Saunders – Monday 6th April 1987 9.00pm BBC2

    Blackadder II: 1: Bells (R) – Thursday 25th June 1987 9.30pm BBC1

    Wogan – Bad News perform Bohemian Rhapsody and Terry Wogan interviews the band (date?) BBC1

    The New Statesman – Happiness is a Warm GunNew Series –  13th September 1987 ITV

    The New Statesman – Passport to Freedom – 20th September 1987 ITV

    The New Statesman – Sex is Wrong – 27th September 1987 ITV

    The New Statesman – Waste Not Want Not – 4th October 1987 ITV

    The New Statesman – Friends of St James – 11th October 1987 ITV

    The New Statesman – Three Line Whipping – 18th October 1987 ITV

    The Comic Strip Presents… Consuela (R) – Thursday 24th December 1987 10.45pm C4

    1988

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (R) – Monday 4th January 1988 4.20pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (R) – Tuesday 5th January 1988 4.15pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (R) – Wednesday 6th January 1988 4.15pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (R) – Thursday 7th January 1988 4.15pm BBC1

    Jackanory – George’s Marvellous Medicine (R)- Friday 8th January 1988 4.15pm BBC1

    A Night of Comic Relief – Friday 5th February 1988 7.35pm BBC1

    A Night of Comic Relief – Friday 5th February 1988 9.30pm BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Strike – Saturday 20th February 1988 C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… More Bad News – Saturday 27th February 1988 C4

    Wogan – Terry Wogan interviews the Common Pursuit cast (March?) BBC1

    The Comic Strip Presents… Mr Jolly Lives Next Door – Saturday 5th March 1988 C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… The Yob – Saturday 12th March 1988 C4

    Blackadder II: 1: Bells (R) – Thursday 17th March 1988 9.00pm BBC2

    The Comic Strip Presents… Didn’t You Kill My Brother? – Saturday 19th March 1988 C4

    The Comic Strip Presents… Funseekers – Saturday 26th March 1988 C4

    Happy Families – 3: Madelaine (R) – Tuesday 28th June 1988 9.00pm BBC2

    An American Werewolf in London – Wednesday 31st August 1988 10.20pm BBC1

    1989

    The New Statesman (2nd Series) – Fatal Extraction – 15th January 1989

    The New Statesman – Live from Westminster – 22nd January 1989

    The New Statesman – The Wapping Conspiracy – 29th January 1989

    The New Statesman – The Haltemprice Empire – 5th February 1989

    The New Statesman – California Here I Come – 12th February 1989

    The New Statesman – May the Best Man Win – 19th February 1989

    The New Statesman – Piers of Realm – 26th February 1989

    The Young Ones – Time (R) – Saturday 29th April 1989 9.55pm BBC2

    Psst – The Really Useful Guide to Alcohol – Monday 15th May 1989 11.00pm BBC1

    The Young Ones – Bambi (R) – Tuesday 29th August 1989 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Cash (R) – Tuesday 5th September 1989 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Nasty (R) – Tuesday 12th September 1989 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Sick (R) – Tuesday 19th September 1989 9.00pm BBC2

    The Young Ones – Summer Holiday (R) – Tuesday 26th September 1989 9.00pm BBC2

    Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan D: Private Plane (New) – Thursday 19th October 1989 9.30pm BBC1


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