Category: Bottom

  • Big-Mouth Billy
    Big-Mouth Billy

    There’s a line on page 73 of Proctology: A Bottom Examination which reads: Rik also made a corporate video in 1988, but his was for John Cleese’s Video Arts production company. Managing Problem People: Behavioral Skills For Leaders was directed by Charles Crichton (who directed A Fish Called Wanda), and was written by Stephen Fry.…

  • The British Broadcasting Century
    The British Broadcasting Century

    Comedy on Air: Hysterical History from The Co-Optimists to Bottom The British Broadcasting Century is a fabulous podcast, with the excellent Paul Kerensa, that charts and explores the true story of British broadcast’s forgotten pioneers. Every episode is well worth a listen, and I had the pleasure of chatting to Paul about all things comedy…

  • Christopher Ryan Clippings
    Christopher Ryan Clippings

    It’s been said enough to no longer really be insightful, but Christopher Ryan as Mike in The Young Ones was excellent. But he’s even better as Dave Hedgehog in Bottom, and his appearances in One Foot In The Grave and Absolutely Fabulous are marvellous too. It seems he has always been quietly getting on with…

  • The Not So Young Ones
    The Not So Young Ones

    Here’s an article from the Dublin Evening Herald, published on Friday 4th April 2008. It’s got some factual errors in it, but worth a read nonetheless, and I really like the photo of Ade and Ben, who you don’t often see pictured together. I also like this photo spread from The Stage on Thursday 22nd…

  • Rik Pics
    Rik Pics

    Here’s a great cover story spread to coincide with the release of the Dangerous Brothers VHS, Drop Dead Fred, and Bottom. Click to enlarge (oo er). Here, Rik shares a page with Rowan. You can read more about his American tour of Shakespeare in Proctology: A Bottom Examination. This is a nice little preview of…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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