Filthy, Rich And Catflap, 1987

A suitably outrageous series  following hot on the heels of The Young Ones , Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson join forces again under the skilful writing Ben Elton.

This BBC sitcom was originally broadcast in 1987 for just six episodes.  Famously the continuity announcer did say at the end of episode six that the series would return.  However one series of six episodes was it.


Richie Rich, is an entirely unfamous and massively selfcentred z-list celebrity and television presenter, supported only by his doggedly loyal entourage of one, Eddie Catflap.

Represented by their dour agent and occasional pornographer Ralph Filthy, the series finds Rich and cohorts leaving a trail of dead milkmen in their wake, appearing on TVam, engaging with a morally lax Australian press magnate, entertaining new game show formats and being arrested for shoplifting.  All of which turn out to be the least of their problems.

The series did feature a whole host of guest stars including: Barbara Windsor, The Nolan Sisters, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Harry Enfield, Mel Smith, Anne Diamond and Midge Ure.








Richie Rich – Rik Mayall
Eddie Catflap – Ade Edmundson
Ralph Filthy – Nigel Planer


Channel: BBC 2
Written By; Ben Elton
Original Transmission Dates: 7th January – 11th Fevruary 1987

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