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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 9)

Adrian Edmondson ... Eddie (18 episodes, 1991-1995)

Rik Mayall ... Richie (18 episodes, 1991-1995)

Series Directed by
Ed Bye (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bob Spiers (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Writing credits
Adrian Edmondson (18 episodes, 1991-1995)
Rik Mayall (18 episodes, 1991-1995)

Series Produced by
Ed Bye .... producer (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Janice Thomas .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Cinematography by
Roger Fenna (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Design by
Chris Hull (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
Garry Freeman (6 episodes, 1992-1995)
Grenville Horner (6 episodes, 1995)
Bob Cove (5 episodes, 1991)
Series Costume Design by
Lynda Wood (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Sarah Burns (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Makeup Department
Vanessa Poulton .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1991)
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1992-1995)
Deanne Turner .... make-up & hair design / hair design / ... (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Management
Francesca Gilpin .... production manager (11 episodes, 1991-1995)
Gareth Carrivick .... production manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Art Department
Bob Warans .... production buyer / properties buyer (18 episodes, 1991-1995)
Liz Friedman .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1991)
Series Sound Department
Laurie Taylor .... sound / sound supervisor (13 episodes, 1991-1995)
Nick Roast .... sound / sound supervisor (8 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jem Whippey .... sound supervisor (5 episodes, 1991-1995)
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Wragg .... visual effects designer (13 episodes, 1991-1995)
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer (5 episodes, 1991)

Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Del Baker .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Fenna .... camera supervisor (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Graham Rimmington .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1991-1995)
David M. Hill .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 1995)
Dickie Higham .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1991)
Dave Davey .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1995)
Series Casting Department
Liz England .... casting advisor (1 episode, 1995)
Series Editorial Department
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1991-1995)
Ed Wooden .... videotape editor (11 episodes, 1991-1995)
Alan Rixon .... vision supervisor (6 episodes, 1992-1995)
John White .... vision supervisor (6 episodes, 1995)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1995)
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1995)
Lee Eynon .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Music Department
The Bum Notes .... music performed by (17 episodes, 1991-1995)
Series Other crew
Jill Kinnaird .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1991-1995)
Louise Bates .... assistant floor manager (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Lance Wood .... resource coordinator (8 episodes, 1991-1995)
Roxanne Hanstock .... resource coordinator (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
Stephen Abrahams .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Alan Bright .... resources manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Rebecca Martin .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1995)
Caroline Summers .... production secretary (6 episodes, 1995)

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Additional Details

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30 min | 540 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA15+ (some episodes) | Finland:K-12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (seasons 1-3) | UK:15

Did You Know?

The story that Richie tells the Gasman in "Bottom: Gas (#1.2)" (1991) goes: Once upon a time, there was a big forest and in the middle of the forest, there lived some trousers called Dave.See more »
Continuity: In the episode 'Apocalypse', Eddie (disguised as the grim reaper) states that he doesn't know how to play chess, and Richie says that he will teach him. However, in the later episode 'Culture', it is the other way around - Eddie knows how to play chess, and Richie does not.See more »
Eddie:This is a sex shop isn't it?
Shop Assistant:Yes.
Eddie:[slaps money down] I'll have five quid's worth then!
Shop Assistant:Very droll sir, I've never heard that one before.
Eddie:Haven't you? Shall I tell it again?
Shop Assistant:No thank you sir, I'd rather have a pineapple inserted violently into my rectum.
Eddie:You've been working here too long mate.
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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Juvenile and ridiculous but I love it!, 28 November 2004
Author: mad_hess from UK

Bottom is one of those shows that polarise people's opinions and this is largely due to Rik Mayall always playing the same type of character.

Ade Edmonson carries the show as Eddie Elizabeth Hitler and makes an otherwise boring comedy into something that I enjoy watching.

The theatre tour videos make the TV show look tame and are even better than the show IMO.

The TV show was made into a rather poor film called Guest House Paradiso which is like faulty towers meets Bottom.

10 / 10 - The TV show never fails to make me laugh - If you like this try Filthy, Rich & Catflap or Young Ones.

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