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

BBC Two sitcom about a non-celebrity and his cohorts. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1987. Stars Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Wednesday 7th January 1987

Filthy and Catflap set up Richie with a paternity scam, but after accidentally viciously murdering not one but four of his milkmen, Richie's a little over-emotional.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Wednesday 14th January 1987

After a predictably rubbish and catastrophic game show appearance, Richie meets the Nolans - who blackmail him. He and Eddie devise a crafty scheme to make the cash by swindling London's trendy art world.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Wednesday 21st January 1987

Richie plans to host a dinner party for the cream of the showbiz crop. Alas, he hasn't any money to buy the food.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Wednesday 28th January 1987

Against all odds, Richie's developed a promising new TV format, but attempts to sell it to the BBC go awry. He soon learns his father is ill, and another potentially lucrative plan comes to mind.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Wednesday 4th February 1987

A miracle has occurred: Ralph has got Richie a genuine showbiz job. After a tortuous round of Trivial Pursuit, Eddie talks his friend into a couple of drinks to celebrate...

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Wednesday 11th February 1987

After their TV-am exposure, Richie and Eddie are instructed at trial to find employment outside of showbusiness. Ralph, meanwhile, is sentenced to death!

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