Filthy Rich & Catflap. Image shows from L to R: Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planer), Eddie Catflap (Adrian Edmondson), Richie Rich (Rik Mayall). Copyright: BBC
Filthy Rich & Catflap

Filthy Rich & Catflap

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1987
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Following the misadventures of never-was-been Richie Rich, his drunken minder Eddie Catflap, and agent Ralph Filthy as they strive to get him on TV. Stars Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.

Filthy Rich & Catflap. Image shows from L to R: Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planer), Eddie Catflap (Adrian Edmondson), Richie Rich (Rik Mayall). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1987
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson
Writers
Ben Elton and Rik Mayall
Directors
Ed Bye and Paul Jackson
Producer
Paul Jackson
Companies

Filthy Rich & Catflap is the fourth-wall-smashing tale of Richie Rich, talentless and unheard-of television personality; along with Ralph Filthy, his useless, sponging agent; and Eddie Catflap, his alcoholic minder, who are both involved in helping (hindering) Richie's quest for TV fame and glory.

Unfortunately, Filthy rarely gets him any work, and his minder Eddie is more than willing to help administer extreme physical violence should any be visited upon his boss. So, probably not the most stable basis from which to launch a career in television.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th January 1987 at 9:25pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 1:30am on Gold - Episode 6
  • Saturday 19th January 2019 at 2:50am on Gold - Episode 6
  • Saturday 19th January 2019 at 2:10am on Gold - Episode 2

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