Bottom. Image shows from L to R: Richie Richard (Rik Mayall), Eddie Hitler (Adrian Edmondson). Copyright: BBC
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Bottom

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1991 - 1995
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Richie Richard and Eddie Hitler are a pair of disgusting, anti-social and regularly violent losers who share a grubby flat in Hammersmith. Stars Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.

Bottom. Image shows from L to R: Richie Richard (Rik Mayall), Eddie Hitler (Adrian Edmondson). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1995
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
18 (3 series)
Stars
Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson
Writers
Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson
Directors
Ed Bye and Bob Spiers
Producers
Ed Bye and Jon Plowman
Companies

Richie Richard and Eddie Hitler are the two most idiotic, depraved men in London.

Living together in a disgusting, run down flat in Hammersmith, the pair are simultaneously best friends and worst enemies, regularly arguing, taking great joy in the pain of the other, and engaging in horrendous physical violence.

Unemployed, incompetent, socially retarded and - in Richie's case - virginal, the pair engage in a never-ending cycle of clashes with each other, locals, fate, nature, time...

Additional details

Part of

Bottom Family

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is Last Night by The Mar-Keys, performed by The Bum Notes.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th September 1991 at 9pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Monday 10th April 1995 at 10pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 5: Sunday at 11:40pm on Gold
  2. Series 2, Episode 5: Monday 13th December at 11pm on Gold
  3. Series 2, Episode 5: Tuesday 14th December at 2:50am on Gold
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre

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