Showcasing the talent and versatility of its star Rik Mayall (The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents, Bottom), 'Rik Mayall Presents' comprises six episodes of dark humour spread over two series, where he plays such diverse roles as a paranoid TV show host, an uncontrollable liar who pretends to be a gangster and a man on a date who is trapped in a cycle of escalating comic violence! Heightening the manically marvellous mix of mirth and mayhem is a star-studded cast including Amanda Donohoe, Helena Bonham Carter, Nick Hancock and Lee Evans to name a few. Accompanied by quality writing and superb direction, this is British comedy at its very best. Rik was awarded Best Comedy Performer at the British Comedy Awards for his diverse roles in this darkly comic series.
Micky Love A paranoid game show host misinterprets gossip about his future.
Briefest Encounter A chance meeting at a party leads to an orgy of rising brutality.
Dancing Queen A stag night turns sour when Neil finds himself stuck on a train with a stripper.
The Big One An estate agent and uncontrollable liar assumes the identity of a dead gangster.
Dirty Old Town A tramp finds himself unwittingly sucked into the world of film production.
Clair de Lune A minicab driver's fortunes change when he meets a beautiful stranger.
Not bad, but not great
- Rik Mayall Presents: Series review by RH
I'm a big fan of Rik Mayall - he's made me laugh so much in shows like Blackadder, The Young Ones and Bottom. So I was looking forward to watching Rik Mayall Presents as I'd never seen it before. Unfortunately it was disappointing. Rik's performance in the series is great, but the episodes are generally fairly dull and too long, and the style of direction is very 1990s and now looks pretty outdated.
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