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Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

BBC 2 at 10:05pm (Other show times...)

Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

A tribute to comedian Rik Mayall, whose 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 Kendal-adoring student and 'People's Poet' Rik in The Young Ones, ruthless MP Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman, seedy loser Richie in Bottom and larger-than-life characters Robin Hood and flying ace Lord Flashheart from Blackadder.

Narrated by Simon Callow, this celebrates Mayall's part in the UK's comedy history using rare and unseen archive footage. Contributors include Michael Palin, Simon Pegg, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton, Alexei Sayle, Christopher Ryan, Tim McInnerny, Jools Holland, Ruby Wax and Greg Davies

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Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

BBC 2 at 10:05pm

A tribute to comedian Rik Mayall, whose blend of rocket-fuelled physical comedy, surrealism, subversive satire and pompous punk wit left a body of work that spanne...

Premier League

Premier League

BT Sport 1 at 12:00pm

Love coverage of the Barclays Premier League from the Etihad....

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

BBC 1 at 3:00pm

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Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Channel 4 at 6:00pm

Fast-paced action thriller, starring Tom Cruise, loosely based on the 1960s TV spy series. The team leader of an elite undercover unit tries to find out who set them up after a dis...

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC 1 at 6:30pm

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the Strictly Come Dancing grand final!...

Atlantis

Atlantis

BBC 1 at 7:55pm

The fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures, continues....

Rewind the Christmas Hits

Rewind the Christmas Hits

Channel 4 at 8:00pm

Festive performances, surprising reunions, candid interviews and the stars of Christmas past and present feature in Rewind the Christmas Hits as it unwraps a musical genre as unpre...

Cool Yule

Cool Yule

Sky Arts 1 at 8:00pm

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra is joined by singer Clare Teal for an exclusive feel-good concert of Christmas carols and songs....