The Young Ones

The Young Ones - 1982 Perceived by many at the time as the birth of alternative comedy The Young Ones was the cult BBC comedy classic that surprisingly only ran for 12 episodes over 2 series between 1982 and 1...
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Man Down

Man Down, 2013 Stand Up comedian Greg Davies turns his hand to another top rated sitcom: Man Down. Somebody at Channel 4 must have had an idea that this show was going to be successful.  As before the first...
robbie coltrane stars in the bbc sketch show a kick up the eighties

Kicking Off The 1980’s With….

A Kick Up The Eighties, 1981 It's the early 1980's and we come accross a sketch show that introduces us to some rather well known names that would go on to much greater things. Created by Tom Gutteridge (wh...

Comedy legend Rik Mayall dies at just 56

Rik Mayall's manager has confirmed that Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56. At this stage no details of the reason for his death have been released but he was left in a coma back in 1998 after a quad bike acc...
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The Dangerous Brothers – 1985

Warning Contains Adult Material Something else you don't hear about too often.  Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson performing what they do best, anarchic comedy routines in the Channel 4 show Saturday Night Live. ...

Bottom – 1991

Created by and featuring some familiar faces from anarchic comedy The Young Ones, in new roles, we have Bottom. Anarchy and slapstick come together brilliantly in the BBC sitcom that ran three series between...