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British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

CNN - 09 Jun 2014
(CNN) -- Tributes are flowing in for much-loved British actor and comedian Rik Mayall, who died in London Monday at age 56. Mayall, one of the leading lights of Britain's alternative comedy scene in the 1980s, is best known for starring roles in hit TV ...
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News: How Bottom Got Ade Edmondson Into Star Wars

Beyond The Joke - 18 Jan 2018
Comedian and actor Adrian Edmondson has revealed how his old BBC sitcom helped to land him the role of an officer alongside villainous General Hux in the latest Star Wars blockbuster. Talking to Graham Norton on his Radio 2 show Edmondson explained ...
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5 things about Manchester you might not know

Huddled (press release) - 19 Jan 2018
3. The Young Ones. Source: This is Money. British sitcom, The Young Ones was broadcast in 1982 in two six-part series. It featured anarchic humour which was a major contributing factor in bringing alternative comedy to British television. Some of the ...
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The new year has brought a raft of new problems for learners like me!

Brecon & Radnor Express - 12 Jan 2018
There is no point in denying that for the majority of the test my language consisted of “sorry”, swear words and trying to make small talk – all of which, in hindsight, I'm certain must have sounded like a Rik Mayall comedy sketch. The second moment ...
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Adrian Edmondson: 'I always felt I was in Rik Mayall's shadow' - 12 Nov 2017
Adrian Edmondson orders a fresh orange juice and an espresso. We're in a smart café near the Regent's Canal in King's Cross. I'm expecting the man who was Vyvyan in The Young Ones to be all movement and edginess, but he's bearded and laid back. At 60 ...
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Who is Rik Mayall and what is he famous for?

The Gay UK - 12 Aug 2017
Rik Mayall is probably most famous for his comedy programme, Bottom which still plays on UK screens to this day, but what else do we know about him? Was Rik Mayall gay? Rik Mayall starred in Bottom along with Adrian Edmondson, but he actually got his ...
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Spies on stage: the story behind Simon Gray's Cell Mates

The Times - 27 Nov 2017
The unlikely relationship between these two utterly different men is the subject of Simon Gray's play Cell Mates, which is being revived for the first time at Hampstead Theatre in northwest London. When it was first staged, in 1995, the production was ...
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Bottom's Christmas episode at 25: 'Gold, Frankenstein and grrr'

iNews - 14 Dec 2017
The Young Ones may have more of a dedicated following, but Rik Mayall and Adrien Edmondson's unashamedly violent, puerile sitcom Bottom is arguably the comic duo's finest hour. The show's Christmas episode 'Holy', which aired as part of the second ...

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