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Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

BBC Two documentary. 1 episode in 2014. Stars Michael Palin, Ruby Wax, Pauline Melville, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry, Jools Holland, Greg Davies and others.

Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

BBC documentary celebrating the work of Rik Mayall

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Starring
Michael Palin, Ruby Wax, Pauline Melville, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry, Jools Holland, Greg Davies, Lloyd Peters and others
Director
Andy Humphries
Producers
Andy Humphries and Tara Duffy

Rik Mayall died suddenly on the 9th June 2014. His blend of rocket-fuelled physical comedy, surrealism, subversive satire and pompous punk wit left a body of work that spanned four decades.

Mayall's characters include the Black Country's investigative nerd Kevin Turvey; Felicity Kendall-adoring student and 'Peoples' Poet' Rik in The Young Ones; ruthless MP Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman; seedy violent loser Richie in Bottom; and larger-than-life characters Robin Hood and flying ace Lord Flashheart from Blackadder.

Narrated by Simon Callow, Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule salutes Rik Mayall and celebrates his part in the UK's comedy history, using rare and unseen archive footage, and talking to the people who knew or admired him: including Michael Palin, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton, Alexei Sayle, Christopher Ryan, Tim McInnerny, Jools Holland, Ruby Wax and Greg Davies.

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