Filthy Rich & Catflap. Image shows left to right: Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planer), Eddie Catflap (Adrian Edmondson), Richie Rich (Rik Mayall). Credit: 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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th March 2017 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th May 2017 1:15am Gold
Sunday 27th May 2018 1:35am Gold
Sunday 3rd June 2018 1:55am Gold
Saturday 1st September 2018 2:55am Gold
Sunday 2nd September 2018 1:45am Gold
Thursday 10th January 2019 2:40am Gold

Cast & crew

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
David Shore Editor
Ed Wooden Editor
Mel Bibby Production Designer
Peter Brewis Composer

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