On the day Rik died I had to walk across London, and everyone was stopping me, and I was really moved and shocked, at how much everybody was going through what I was going through that day.
– Nigel Planer, on the death of his friend Rik Mayall
Star of The Young Ones, Nigel Planer said he was moved by the number of people who were affected by the death of his friend, Rik Mayall. Rik passed away in June this year, and with the death of comedian Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall this week, Nigel said "it has been a terrible year".
He also chatted to us about his role in a new BBC comedy series called Boomers about a collection of couples facing retirement in different ways.