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  1. Is this TV's funniest ever show?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    ... music fan studying medicine (played by Adrian Edmondson), Rick, a sociology student and would-be anarchist (Rik Mayall), Neil the vegetarian Peace Studies student (Nigel Planer) and Mike, The Cool Person (Christopher Ryan) whose studies seemed to be ...


  2. Ben Elton: I wish I could have one last talk with Rik MayallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | Evening Times

    Comedian and author Ben Elton has said he wishes he could have one last conversation with his late friend Rik Mayall, as he "was never able to say goodbye". The pair were close friends for many years and worked together on Filthy Rich & Catflap and The Young Ones, but Elton told the Big Issue that their professional partnership was "unfinished business" as they had wanted to team up again.


  3. Ben Elton craves one last talk with pal Rik MayallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | RTE.ie

    Comedian and writer Ben Elton has expressed his wish for one last conversation with his deceased friend Rik Mayall who died from a heart attack in 2014 at the age of 56. The comedians were friends for decades and collaborated on Filthy Rich & Catflap and The Young Ones. Elton has revealed that there was was "unfinished business" as each had had wanted to team up again.


  4. Blackadder show goes over the topRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Keighleynews.co.uk

    ... set in a different historical period medieval, Georgian, Elizabethan and First World War with comedy stars like Rik Mayall, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie playing recurring characters. Although each series is set in a different era, all follow the ...


  5. Comedian John Sessions to star as Prime Minister in ITV's VictoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Daily Star

    ... it is a struggle that neither side can win." Now cast member Alexei Sayle claims the stars who included the late Rik Mayall and also Nigel Planer and Ade Edmondson cancelled it too soon. He tells How The Young Ones Saved The World on Gold on ...


  6. What's streaming: The Young Ones, When Patients AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | The Age

    ... share house. Deranged punk medical student Vyvyan (Adrian Edmonson), cowardly, pretentious anarchist Rick (Rik Mayall), depressed hippie Neil (Nigel Planer) and shrewd, libidinous "cool guy" Mike (Christopher Ryan) lived lives of intense boredom, ...


  7. We called police 'fascist pigs' - they loved it, say makers of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | Daily Mail

    We called the police 'fascist pigs' - and they loved it, say the makers of BBC anarchic comedy The Young Ones The Young Ones Vyvyan played by Adrian Edmondson, Neil played by Nigel Planer, Mike played by Christopher Ryan and Rick played by Rik Mayall 'We'd been horrible about the police. We'd called the hamster SPG [after the Met's notoriously violent Special Patrol Group].


  8. Wednesday 7th March 2018Read the original story

    Mar 7, 2018 | Richard Herring

    Rik Mayall would have been 60 today. And even though I knew he had died young, I had somehow forgotten how young he was.


  9. Neil and Vyvyan reunited on stage at slapstick festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Daily Mail

    The Old Ones: Neil and Vyvyan are reunited on stage at slapstick festival to reminisce about their 1980s comedy projects Indeed, Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson are barely recognisable as the long-haired paranoid hippy Neil and spiky-haired violence-loving punk Vyvyan they played in the anarchic, ground-breaking BBC sitcom. Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson were reunited on stage on Sunday night for the Slapstick Festival at Bristol Old Vic However, they were not there to celebrate The Young Ones, a comedy about four students sharing a squalid house that ran from 1982 to 1984 and also featured Rik Mayall as Rik and Christopher Ryan as Mike.


  10. Two stars of The Young Ones to team up with David Mitchell for a comedy about ShakespeareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Daily Star

    Ade is going to play a copper named Sergeant Dogberry while Nigel will take the role of wealthy gentleman Lord Egeus. It's not just a cast reunion Upstart Crow is penned by comic Ben Elton, who was one of the writers of The Young Ones which also starred the late Rik Mayall and Christopher Ryan as "straight" Mike.


  11. A composer's Christmas: David BednallRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | OUPblog

    ... all honestya The Snowman and Father Christmas are family classics. I have to admit though, I never really tire of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmundson's Bottom Christmas Speciala . My favourite congregational carol is It came upon a midnight clear - the ...


  12. New space elevates local artist from depths of depressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | OnMilwaukee

    ... a painter whose public work includes the stenciled floor of the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel and a large painting of Rik Mayall from "The Young Ones" at Red Lion Pub . "I didn't start painting until I was 34 years old," he says. "It took me a long time ...


  13. The Army's become a sitcom - but it's no laughing matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Daily Mail

    ... Dan, a 50-year-old who lives like a drunken student. It's a tribute to The Young Ones: in the first series, Rik Mayall played his dad The trouble is, it tries to pay homage to every genre - and the result is a slapdash jumble that can't decide where ...


  14. Out on the Weekend 2017 review: The Sadies, Son Volt capture country-lovers' heartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... virtuosity had jaws agape. Dallas plays the fiddle like a man possessed - perhaps by both Warren Ellis and Rik Mayall in his oversized suit from Drop Dead Fred . In Ridge Runner Reel , he starts out with a slow guitar melody then gradually quickens ...


  15. 8 uplifting Netflix TV shows to cure your hangoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | Edinburgh-festivals.com

    ... from some kind of plague, then this is a safe bet. It's never the wrong time to watch Bottom . The late, great Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson star in a sitcom aboutwell, two blokes who haven't got two pennies to scratch together, and reluctantly share ...