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


BBC Two sitcom about a grotty flatshare. 18 episodes (3 series), 1991 - 1995. Stars Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.

Press Clippings

An undeniably great episode: Bottom - Gas

Picking an all-encompassing episode of a sitcom that gets to the very heart of a show isn't always an easy task. However, with some sitcoms an episode will naturally leap out at you, and none more so than Bottom's Gas - a farce of epic proportions that became a modern classic.

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 25th May 2020

I watched Bottom again and it's not sagging

An opinion piece about the sitcom Bottom recently appeared online in which the writer said they found it quite hard to watch in 2020. Long-time fan of the series, comedian Ash Preston, springs to its defence below.

Ash Preston, Beyond The Joke, 13th April 2020

The best 90s TV comedies to revisit on Netflix

Here are the best TV comedies of the 90s to watch on the streaming service.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 8th February 2018

Richie and Eddie's guide to being a sad git

In a modern world full of hipsters, selfie sticks and kale, it's sometimes good for the soul to embrace your inner slob and take a leaf out of Richie and Eddie's book.

Tom Eames, Digital Spy, 17th September 2016

25 years on, Bottom is still the most underrated sitcom

Bottom could just be the most underrated sitcom of the modern era.

Darren Richman, The Telegraph, 17th September 2016

Mark Hamill is a massive fan of... Bottom

Greg Davies reveals how he was able to cast the Luke S star in the third series of his Channel 4 comedy Man Down.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 30th June 2016

Binging: Bottom (you bastards!)

What's more entertaining than a grown man, dressed as the Devil, in obscenely fitted tights, repeatedly electrocuting himself and shitting his pants? Nothing, is the answer. Nothing is better than that.

Lucy Reynolds, Standard Issue, 22nd December 2015

Bottom box set review

Unfairly labelled juvenile and tasteless, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson's flatshare comedy was one of the last sitcoms to boast political insight with the power to make you laugh uncontrollably.

George Bass, The Guardian, 4th June 2015

Video: Rik Mayall 'Bottom' bench unveiled in London

The bench which features in the opening credits of the sitcom Bottom has been reinstalled after a campaign by fans.

BBC News, 14th November 2014

Rik Mayall 'Bottom' bench to be unveiled in Hammersmith

A roadside bench matching the one that featured in the opening credits of BBC sitcom Bottom is due to be officially unveiled in the same spot in London.

Richard Crook, BBC News, 14th November 2014