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 5

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...


This episode is sometimes listed as Breakfast Television.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 4th February 1987
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 18th March 2017 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th May 2017 2:00am Gold
Sunday 27th May 2018 2:20am Gold
Sunday 3rd June 2018 2:35am Gold
Sunday 9th September 2018 1:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Nigel Planer Ralph Filthy
Rik Mayall Richie Rich
Adrian Edmondson Eddie Catflap
Guest cast
Michael Redfern Policeman
Andy de la Tour Club Boss
Spencer Collins Man in Club
Denise Ryland Woman in Club
Anne Diamond Self
Writing team
Ben Elton Writer
Rik Mayall Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Jackson Director
Paul Jackson Producer
Ed Wooden Editor
Mel Bibby Production Designer
Peter Brewis Composer

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