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BBC Two to air Rik Mayall tribute on Sunday

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BBC Two will pay tribute to Rik Mayall on Sunday

BBC Two will pay tribute to Rik Mayall on Sunday night June 15 by screening a classic episode of Bottom and a documentary about The Young Ones.

The British comedian died suddenly at his London home last Monday (June 9) at the age of 56.

The Bottom episode is entitled Gas and is from the show’s first season. It features Richie (Mayall) and Eddie (Ade Edmondson) being caught for stealing the people next door's gas supply, before appearing to beat the gas man to death with frying pans.

BBC Two will also broadcast a repeat of Comedy Connections: The Young Ones. The special looks back at the classic 1980s sitcom, featuring archive interviews with Mayall.

Mayall's wife Barbara stated yesterday (June 12) that her husband died after suffering an "acute cardiac event".

The late comic is on course to score a posthumous hit in the UK singles chart this weekend, on the back of a social media campaign to download his 2010 World Cup song Noble England and make it number one.

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