Rowland Rivron's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1987 - Eat the Rich
Guest TV Roles
He was brought up in Hillingdon, West London and attended Abbotsfield Secondary School.
Rivron first came to fame through his appearances as the comedy character of "Dr Scrote" on the Jonathan Ross chat show The Last Resort, before appearing on Night Network's Bunker Show. He developed this into a series for Channel 4 called Set of Six about Dr Scrote and his five brothers. In 1989 he starred with Jools Holland in the short-lived series The Groovy Fellers. In the early 1990s he presented his own chat show, Rivron, in which the entire set floated in the River Thames. Rowland also made a memorable appearance in the children's schools BBC TV Series Cats' Eyes.
Rivron played drums on Fat Les's 1998 single "Vindaloo". As one half of the band "Raw Sex" (with Simon Brint), he also featured regularly on BBC TV's French and Saunders show.
Rivron also toured briefly, playing drums for Transvision Vamp in the late 80s.
Rivron featured on drums in the "Sophisticated Fool" song and "All We've Got To Do Is..." song  from A Bit of Fry and Laurie, also on BBC TV. He was a contributing writer to Rhythm, a UK drumming magazine, and is a regular guest on Jools Holland's BBC shows, in which he once demonstrated a square snare drum made by Robert Daniels. Rivron appeared on the children's TV program Blue Peter at age 15, playing the drums.
For eighteen months Rivron drummed for Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
In recent years he has regularly presented television shows such as Holiday and Summer Holiday. Rowland Rivron currently presents the comedy BBC Radio 2 shows Jammin' & Radio Rivron, and is starring in the Channel 5 programme Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep. He also co-presents the Saturday breakfast show on BBC London 94.9 Rivron also appeared on Richard & Judy's New Position as the celebrity barman.
Rivron acted as a team captain on Question of TV (all on BBC1), and was a panellist on the first episode of Shooting Stars (BBC2). In 2006, Rowland was part of Channel 4's Come Dine With Me. He was the first celebrity to be voted out on 2007's edition of Comic Relief does Fame Academy.
In 1994 he appeared in the BBC children's science programme Cats' Eyes.
In 2005 he appeared in the BBC1 sitcom Blessed.
In October 2007, Rivron "waded into an unholy row" over plans for a mobile phone mast planned for the tower of his local church in North London. After joining the mass protest, he explained: "It's not really needed... In the Good Book they turned water into wine and now they're turning masts into misery". The TV star was received enthusiastically by his fellow protesters, with campaigner Paul Barnard commenting: "We were very grateful to Roland Rivron for his support and he managed to cheer people up with his quips and jokes"
- Plays the drums.
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