Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall was an English comedian and actor. He is best known for his work with Adrian Edmondson, with whom he established a comic double act - The Dangerous Brothers - and writing partnership. The pair found success in the alternative comedy boom of the 1980s, and starred in sitcoms including The Young Ones and Bottom, as well as anthology series The Comic Strip Presents....

Year Production Role
2024 Bottom: Exposed Self (Archive Material)
2024 No Alternative Self (Archive Material)
2024 Archive On 4: Rik Mayall, Panglobal Phenomenon Brand New Self (Archive Material)
2023 Screenshot: Double Acts Self (Archive Material)
2020 Nicholas Parsons: A Man Of Many Parts Self (Archive Material)
2018 How The Young Ones Changed Comedy Self (Archive Material)
2015 Legends Of Stand-Up And Bernard Righton
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self (Archive Material)
2015 The Last Hurrah - Interview With The Snowman
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2015 The Last Hurrah - Interview With The Snowman
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Narrator
2015 The Last Hurrah - Interview With The Snowman
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Elton the Snowman
2014 Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule Self (Archive Material)
2014 Crackanory - Series 2
  1. E1 - In Space No One Can Hear You Clean & The Weather Man
Host / Presenter
2014 The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure Self (Archive Material)
2013 Hooligan's Island Development Writer
2013 Hooligan's Island Development Richie
2013 Man Down - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. Special - Christmas Special
Dad
2013 Jonathan Creek - The Clue Of The Savant's Thumb
  1. The Clue Of The Savant's Thumb
D.I. Gideon Pryke
2012 The Comic Strip Presents... - Five Go To Rehab
  1. Five Go To Rehab
McVitty
2011 Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s Self
2011 The Comic Strip Presents... - The Hunt For Tony Blair
  1. The Hunt For Tony Blair
Professor Predictor
2009 Galton & Simpson's Half Hour
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  1. E3 - I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds
James Knife
2008 Blackadder Rides Again Self
2008 Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Richie
2008 Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Oddity Richie
2008 Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island Richie
2008 Bottom Live: The Big Number Two Tour Richie
2008 Bottom Live Richie
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Self (Archive Material)
2005 The Comic Strip Presents... - ...Sex Actually
  1. ...Sex Actually
Bilbo
2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years Writer (Additional Material)
2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years Baxter
2002 Peter Cook - A Posthumorous Tribute Self
2002 Believe Nothing
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  1. E1 - Get Rich Quick
  2. E2 - Prepare To Meteor Maker
  3. E3 - Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted To Fudge
  4. E4 - Double First
  5. E5 - The Unhappy Eater
  6. E6 - Just A Minute
Adonis Cnut
2000 Blackadder - Blackadder Back & Forth
  1. Blackadder Back & Forth
Robin Hood
2000 The Comic Strip Presents... - Four Men In A Plane
  1. Four Men In A Plane
Alan Sellars
1999 Guest House Paradiso Writer
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E2 - The Sensational Seventies
  2. E3 - Modern Times
Self
1999 Guest House Paradiso Richard Twat
1998 Jonathan Creek - Series 2
  1. Special - Black Canary
D.I. Gideon Pryke
1998 The Comic Strip Presents... - Four Men In A Car
  1. Four Men In A Car
Alan Sellars
1998 Bring Me The Head Of Mavis Davis Marty Starr
1998 In The Red
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
Dominic De'Ath
1995 Look At The State We're In!
  1. E1 - The Organisation
Rattner
1995 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 2
  1. E3 - Clair De Lune
Toby
1995 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 2
  1. E2 - Dirty Old Town
Raymond
1995 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 2
  1. E1 - The Big One
Lewis Fox
1995 Bottom - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Hole
  2. E2 - Terror
  3. E3 - Break
  4. E4 - Dough
  5. E5 - Finger
  6. E6 - Carnival
Writer
1995 Bottom - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Hole
  2. E2 - Terror
  3. E3 - Break
  4. E4 - Dough
  5. E5 - Finger
  6. E6 - Carnival
Richie Richard
1995 How To Be A Little S*d Baby (Voice)
1994 The New Statesman - A. B'Stard Exposed
  1. A. B'Stard Exposed
Alan B'Stard MP
1993 Rik Mayall Presents Various
1993 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 1 Various
1993 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 1
  1. E3 - Dancing Queen
Neil
1993 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 1
  1. E2 - Briefest Encounter
Greg
1993 Rik Mayall Presents - Series 1
  1. E1 - Micky Love
Mickey Love
1992 The New Statesman - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Back From The Mort
  2. E2 - H*A*S*H
  3. E3 - Speaking In Tongues
  4. E4 - Heil And Farewell
  5. E5 - A Bigger Splash
  6. E6 - The Irresistible Rise Of Alan B'Stard
Alan B'Stard MP
1992 Bottom - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Digger
  2. E2 - Culture
  3. E3 - Burglary
  4. E4 - Parade
  5. E5 - Holy
  6. E6 - 'S Out
Writer
1992 Bottom - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Digger
  2. E2 - Culture
  3. E3 - Burglary
  4. E4 - Parade
  5. E5 - Holy
  6. E6 - 'S Out
Richie Richard
1992 Carry On Columbus Sultan Abdul the Benevolent
1992 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1992 Specials
  1. E1 - Red Nose Of Courage
James Huntingdon
1992 Love Hurts - Series 1
  1. E5 - Cured
Self
1991 Bottom - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Smells
  2. E2 - Gas
  3. E3 - Contest
  4. E4 - Apocalypse
  5. E5 - 'S Up
  6. E6 - Accident
Writer
1991 Bottom - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Smells
  2. E2 - Gas
  3. E3 - Contest
  4. E4 - Apocalypse
  5. E5 - 'S Up
  6. E6 - Accident
Richie Richard
1991 The New Statesman - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Labour Of Love
  2. E2 - The Party's Over
  3. E3 - Let Them Sniff Cake
  4. E4 - Keeping Mum
  5. E5 - Natural Selection
  6. E6 - Profit Of Boom
Alan B'Stard MP
1991 Drop Dead Fred Drop Dead Fred
1990 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 4
  1. E3 - GLC - The Carnage Continues...
Lord Mayor
1990 The New Statesman - Who Shot Alan B'Stard?
  1. Who Shot Alan B'Stard?
Alan B'Stard MP
1989 Snakes And Ladders
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Alternative Comedian
1989 Blackadder - Blackadder Goes Forth
  1. E4 - Private Plane
Squadron Leader Lord Flashheart
1989 The New Statesman - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Fatal Extraction
  2. E2 - Live From Westminster
  3. E3 - A Wapping Conspiracy
  4. E4 - The Haltemprice Bunker
  5. E5 - California Here I Come
  6. E6 - May The Best Man Win
  7. E7 - Piers Of The Realm
Alan B'Stard MP
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
Writer
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E3 - Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
Dreamy Time Escort
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E2 - More Bad News
Colin
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Hunchback
1988 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
  1. E1 - The Strike
Speaker
1987 The New Statesman - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  2. E2 - Passport To Freedom
  3. E3 - Sex Is Wrong
  4. E4 - Waste Not, Want Not
  5. E5 - Friends Of St. James
  6. E6 - Three Line Whipping
  7. E7 - Baa Baa Black Sheep
  8. Special - Alan B'Stard Closes Down The BBC
Alan B'Stard MP
1987 French And Saunders - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
1987 Hardwicke House
  1. E5 - Old Boys
Lenny
1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer (Additional Material)
1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Richie Rich
1987 First Aids Crew
1987 First Aids Actor
1987 Eat The Rich Micky
1986 Blackadder - Blackadder II
  1. E1 - Bells
Flashheart
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E2 - Private Enterprise
Ali Kitson
1986 The Comic Strip Presents... - 1986 Specials
  1. E1 - Consuela
Richard
1986 Come Dancing With Jools Holland Crew
1986 Come Dancing With Jools Holland Actor
1986 Whoops Apocalypse Specialist Catering Commander
1985 Happy Families
  1. E3 - Madelaine
Priest
1984 Weekend In Wallop Self
1984 The Lenny Henry Show - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Ensemble Actor
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Bambi
  2. E2 - Cash
  3. E3 - Nasty
  4. E4 - Time
  5. E5 - Sick
  6. E6 - Summer Holiday
Writer
1984 The Young Ones - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Bambi
  2. E2 - Cash
  3. E3 - Nasty
  4. E4 - Time
  5. E5 - Sick
  6. E6 - Summer Holiday
Rick
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E4 - Gino - Full Story And Pics
Tim
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E3 - A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques
Writer
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E3 - A Fistful Of Travellers' Cheques
Carlos
1984 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
  1. E1 - Dirty Movie
Toadstool
1984 A Kick Up The Eighties - Series 2 (as Kevin Turvey) Writer
1984 A Kick Up The Eighties - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Kevin Turvey
1984 A Kick Up The Eighties - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
1983 Blackadder - The Black Adder
  1. E6 - The Black Seal
Mad Gerald
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Summer School
Tark
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E3 - Bad News Tour
Colin
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Beat Generation
Jeremy
1983 The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 1
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  1. E1 - War
Various
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E6 - Flood
2nd Alien Spotter
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
  1. E4 - Bomb
Dicky
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Demolition
  2. E2 - Oil
  3. E3 - Boring
  4. E4 - Bomb
  5. E5 - Interesting
  6. E6 - Flood
Writer
1982 The Young Ones - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Demolition
  2. E2 - Oil
  3. E3 - Boring
  4. E4 - Bomb
  5. E5 - Interesting
  6. E6 - Flood
Rick
1982 Kevin Turvey - The Man Behind The Green Door Writer
1982 Kevin Turvey - The Man Behind The Green Door (as Kevin Turvey) 'Himself'
1982 Whoops Apocalypse
  1. E2 - Autumn Cannibalism
Riff
1982 Wood And Walters - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Ensemble Actor
1981 '81 Take 2 Writer
1981 '81 Take 2 Ensemble Actor
1981 A Kick Up The Eighties - Series 1 (as Kevin Turvey)
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  1. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
1981 A Kick Up The Eighties - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Kevin Turvey
1981 Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights - 1981
  1. Episode One
Self
1981 Fundamental Frolics Writer
1981 Fundamental Frolics Self
1980 Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights - 1980
  1. Episode One
Self
1980 Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights Self
1980 Boom Boom... Out Go The Lights Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Rik Mayall on IMDb

Born
Friday 7th March 1958
Died
Monday 9th June 2014 (aged 56)
Stage name
Kevin Turvey
Full name
Richard Michael Mayall
Nationality
English
Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2015
Legend of Comedy (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 1993
Best TV Comedy Actor (Winner)
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