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, Episode 4

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.


This episode is sometimes listed as A Death In The Family.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 28th January 1987
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nigel Planer Ralph Filthy
Rik Mayall Richie Rich
Adrian Edmondson Eddie Catflap
Guest cast
Mel Smith Jumbo Whiffy
Suzy Aitchison (as Suzi Aitchison) Jill
Lynda Bellingham Ms Tomkins
Perry Benson Freddy Gorgeous
Brian Croucher Landlord
David Lloyd Rocky
Norman Pace Eggy Guffer
Ron Pember Shopkeeper
Writing team
Ben Elton Writer
Rik Mayall Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Paul Jackson Director
Paul Jackson Producer

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