British Comedy Guide

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


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

Press Clippings

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

In praise of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's Bottom

Grimy, bleak, extremely violent and stupidly funny, Wil salutes the genius of Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall's sitcom, Bottom...

Wil Jones, Den Of Geek, 2nd July 2014

Rik Mayall: I'm desperate to bring back Bottom

"I'm desperate to bring back Bottom but Ade isn't". Rik Mayall's back on TV but without his pal.

The Mirror, 30th March 2013

Rik Mayall on why Hooligan's Island was scrapped

"Ade said we're not old enough and that we should do it in ten years. I said that in ten fucking years I won't be able to think, the two brain cells I have left will not work! There is a fucking thing called acting and something called make-up but he said 'No I don't think we're old enough!'"

Rachel Bowles, Den Of Geek, 25th March 2013

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