Bottom sequel Hooligan's Island scrapped

Monday 15th October 2012 @ 6:21pm by Aaron

Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island. Image shows from L to R: Richie (Rik Mayall), Eddie (Adrian Edmondson). Hooligan's Island, the previously confirmed sequel to early 1990s hit Bottom, has been cancelled.

The project, a follow-up to the cult hit BBC Two sitcom that originally broadcast from 1991 to 1995, was officially announced by the BBC in August, to be based on the hit touring show, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island.

A co-production between the BBC's in-house comedy department and Phil McIntyre Entertainment, the six-part series was expected to broadcast in 2013, written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall.

However, it has now been publicly confirmed that the series has been cancelled. Edmondson told BBC Radio Essex at the weekend: "We started working on something and we realised why we stopped working together. It wasn't working."

Edmondson, who walked out of the project, seemed slightly cagey as to why: "Because I enjoy other things more."

"I'm aware that people think comedy's easy to do and write and everything, and it relatively is to be honest. But once you get to a certain age you want to do things you really enjoy, not just things you can do."

Below is the first part of the recording of Hooligan's Island, with subsequent parts available to watch on YouTube. All the Bottom Live shows can be purchased in The Big Bottom DVD Box.


Our Guide to 'Bottom'

 

Latest News

Harry Hill working on BBC One project

Harry Hill working on BBC One project

Harry Hill, who is expected to be confirmed as the host of ITV's Stars In Their Eyes soon, is reportedly working on a scripted comedy show for the BBC.

BBC reiterates Miranda Hart Generation Game plans

BBC reiterates Miranda Hart Generation Game plans

The BBC has clarified that it is still keenly working with Miranda Hart on a possible revival of classic game show The Generation Game.

ITV to revive Sunday Night At The London Palladium

ITV to revive Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Milton Jones, Jack Whitehall and Rob Brydon are amongst the stars due to take part in ITV's revival of Sunday Night At The London Palladium.

Channel 4 to air Scottish independence mockumentary

Channel 4 to air Scottish independence mockumentary

Channel 4 is to screen Scotland In A Day, a one-off mockumentary tied to the Scottish Independence poll. You can be in it too.

Comedy stars submit to viewers' tasks for Stand Up To Cancer

Comedy stars submit to viewers' tasks for Stand Up To Cancer

Russell Howard, Al Murray, Greg Davies, Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert are amongst the comedians taking part in TV show Stars At Your Service.

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden reunite for Radio 4 series

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden reunite for Radio 4 series

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden are to reunite for a new Radio 4 series in which they look at the "academic and abstract subjects that affect our everyday life".

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.

Stuart Goldsmith interview

Stuart Goldsmith interview

An interview with stand-up comedian and podcast host Stuart Goldsmith. What is his own masterplan? Read

SYTYF? finalists

SYTYF? finalists

Profiles of the nine new stand-up comedians taking part in the So You Think You're Funny? final. Read

The Full Monty live show

The Full Monty live show

Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn and Louis Emerick are amongst the stars for The Full Monty live UK tour. Read