The Young Ones was a brilliant, mould shattering sit com and Rik was absolutly superbly anarchic in it.
Bottom was less to my liking
I was lucky enough to see Rik live on two occasions, once at the Edinburgh festival when he did a show with Ben Elton. This was at the hight of the Young Ones and was sold out.
I saw him many years later in a farce, in which he was fabulous! Ad libbing like mad, much to th consternation of the rest of the cast, who were struggling to keep straight faces.
A very sad loss to comedy.