Rik Mayall. Copyright: BBC
Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2014
  • 1 episode

BBC documentary celebrating the work of Rik Mayall. Also features Michael Palin, Ruby Wax, Pauline Melville, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry and more.

Rik Mayall. Copyright: BBC

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 20th December 2014 at 10:05pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 1:15am on BBC4
  • Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 9:00pm on BBC4
  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 10:00pm on BBC4

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