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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 January 1987 (UK) See more »
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Totally underrated observational comedy See more (10 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [4])

Adrian Edmondson ... Edward Catflap (6 episodes, 1987)

Rik Mayall ... Richard Rich (6 episodes, 1987)

Nigel Planer ... Ralph Filthy (6 episodes, 1987)
Michael Redfern ... Policeman / ... (4 episodes, 1987)

Series Directed by
Paul Jackson (6 episodes, 1987)
Ed Bye (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Ben Elton (6 episodes, 1987)
Rik Mayall (6 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Paul Jackson .... producer (6 episodes, 1987)
Alan Wright .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Peter Brewis (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ed Wooden (6 episodes, 1987)
David Shore (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Design by
Mel Bibby (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Inez Nordell (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann Humphreys .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Sue Templar .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1987)
Peter Phillips .... graphic designer (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Sound Department
Tony Worthington .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1987)
Dennis Cartwright .... film sound recordist (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Wragg .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tommy Mottram .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1987)
Peter Rigby .... camera supervisor (5 episodes, 1987)
David Jackson .... film camera (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Burden .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jill Dornan .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
Dona DiStefano .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Miles .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Jackie Tyler .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1987)
John Pomphrey .... technical coordinator (5 episodes, 1987)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
204 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Ralph Filthy was allegedly based on a real Soho agent.See more »
Quotes:
Edward Catflap:Richie, if you don't stop talking, I am going to cut off your head, put it in the microwave until it goes pink, mash it up with a bit of milk and butter, and ram it up your backside!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Totally underrated observational comedy, 9 June 2004
Author: redlopa from Cambridge, UK

This is one of the premier comedy shows of the 80s, and certainly one of Elton's best. He uses every comedy technique in his repertoire for this series and it's clear his writing had matured considerably at this point in his career.

When I first got to university in 1989, a friend there was a staunch Filthy fan. He and I would argue the toss over whether Filthy or the Young Ones was the "best" comedy series (bloody students, nothing better to do). It took a few years but I'm now convinced - Filthy is "grown up" Young Ones. The writing is better, the characters are stronger, the jokes are funnier, and there are still surreal moments. There are even real plots for goodness' sake!

I honestly can't recommend watching this series highly enough. Even if you just do it once and decide you hate it, you will have seen some of Ben Elton's "Rik and Ade" masterwork.

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