Filthy, Rich and Catflap FILTHY, RICH AND CATFLAP

 
Programme: Filthy, Rich and Catflap
Broadcast: 1987    (BBC2)
Episodes: 6 (1 series)
Starring: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer
Written by: Ben Elton, Rik Mayall
Produced by: Paul Jackson
Directed by: Paul Jackson
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation
Synopsis:

Following the misadventures of "never-was-been", Ritchie Rich, his drunken minder Eddie Catflap and his agent (impresario, drunk, pornographer, and common thief) Ralph Filthy and their constant attempts to get Ritchie back where he belongs - back on the telly!

BCG Review:

This was heavily slated at the time, coming as it did on the heels of The Young Ones. It proved to be too tall an order. While funny in places, it never captured quite the same thrill as The Young Ones did.

Filthy, Rich and Catflap is still genuinely entertaining at times and for fans of Rik/Ade (and because of the relatively cheap price of the DVD) it can't be missed. This sitcom also stands as an interesting precursor to the far superior Bottom in terms of the stars establishing their own brand of slapstick. There are elements of The Dangerous Brothers, the Rik/Ade creation from Saturday Night Live in this show as well.


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