Rik Mayall

Very sad news this week of the sudden passing of Rik Mayall. I grew up with the Young Ones (not that I was old enough to watch it the first time around), and that plus Blackadder, Bottom and The Comic Strip influenced much of my formative teenage years (which probably explains a lot…)

This is a clip from the Jackanory series that Rik did back in 1987, reading Roald Dahl’s “George’s Marvellous Medicine”, one of the most popular set of programmes they ever broadcast….it remains as memorable, astonishing…and proper Laugh Out Loud some 27 years later.

He will be much missed, and forever remembered as a Young One.

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