25 years of the LADS!!

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson’s Bottom is 25 today!!
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Rik Mayall’s first interview

largeIt’s two years since we lost one of comedy’s brightest stars. In honour of Rik Mayall’s death day, here is his first ever interview from 1981. Read the rest of this entry »

Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis recalls working with Rik Mayall

RikMany fans of Rik Mayall know that the comedian recorded scenes for the first Harry Potter movie as Peeves the Poltergeist and that these scenes were eventually cut out of the film. It now appears that it’s not just Rik’s fans that are saddened by the lost of these scenes: actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) told Interview Magazine this month that the scenes were “superb” and calls the cuts “unfortunate”. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Rik Mayall

RikRik Mayall would have been 58 today. Read the rest of this entry »

Bottom day!!

It was 21 years ago today that the final episode of Bottom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson aired! Watch the last episode here:

Rik Mayall ‘s One by One to be released online…

RikA Christmas present for Rik Mayall fans: his movie One By One will be released online on the 25th of December 2015 at 3pm in UK and Europe for one month.

One By One is a thought provoking drama about how we live our lives…. When the men behind the curtain run out of enemies, you’re next!!
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33 years of The Young Ones – this is how it all began!!

Rik Mayall brought equality to the Comic Strip

csgroupThe Comic Strip has always been praised for being against inequality, but in the early days Rik Mayall felt that some appeared to be more equal than others. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween watch: Bottom – Terror -Rik Mayall

New unheard Rik Mayall work to be released!!

11703072_10207202575773504_3571426827925032029_nIt seems that Rik Mayall left behind quite the body of unreleased work before he died.
Chortle has revealed to day that Rik “narrated six fairytales before his death in June last year, originally as audiobooks. Then writer Mike Bennett made them into children’s animations, which will now be screened at the Greater Manchester Fringe.”

Bennett tells them: ‘They were certainly Mayall’s last work in terms of audio. We do our own twists on the Grimms and other writers. For instance, we’ve got Beauty and the Beast, but he utilises a lot of his own characterisations. It’s been remixed, let’s say that. They are completely different versions to the originals.’

He also sings the praises of the late comedians talents: ‘He was a wonderful guy to work with – very giving, very generous,’ he said. ‘I had to make everything socialist; Aladdin had to be a socialist.’

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