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

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BBC Two sitcom about two rude men. 18 episodes (3 series), 1991 - 1995. Stars Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.

Series 2, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold on Sunday 24th December at 11:50pm

Series 1

1. Smells

First broadcast: Tuesday 17th September 1991

Whilst looking in the newspaper for personals ad inspiration, Richie comes across an advert for pheromones. Could this be the answer to help him lose his virginity?

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2. Gas

First broadcast: Tuesday 24th September 1991

Having illegally hooked their gas supply up to their neighbour's, Richie and Eddie are somewhat panicked to find the gas man at their door to inspect all the street's meters.

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3. Contest

First broadcast: Tuesday 1st October 1991

With only 30 pence between them for the next two months and opposing ideas of what's best to watch on television, Eddie and Richie have a somewhat argumentative evening.

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4. Apocalypse

First broadcast: Tuesday 8th October 1991

A fairground fortune teller informs Richie he will die within 3 days. Having been hiding in a protective den in the living room, Eddie decides it's time to end his misery.

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5. 'S Up

First broadcast: Tuesday 15th October 1991

When their landlord and local newsagent, Mr. Harrison, almost forgets to go to his own mother's funeral, he is forced to ask Richie and Eddie to mind the shop. Unsurprisingly, they quickly grow bored.

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6. Accident

First broadcast: Tuesday 29th October 1991

It's Richie's birthday and he's determined to have fun. Unfortunately, no one has turned up for his party, nor sent him any cards, and Eddie's hardly going to make things better ... especially when he breaks a leg.

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Bottom - The Complete Series 1-3 DVD

Release date: Monday 3rd October 2005

All the episodes from series one, two and three of the anarchic, violent sitcom, following the fortunes of Richie Richard (Rik Mayall) and Eddie Hitler (Adrian Edmondson), two grotesque losers living in a squalid flat in London and trying to make sense of their pointless existence.

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