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Filthy Rich & Catflap 

A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adrian Edmondson ...  Edward Catflap 6 episodes, 1987
Rik Mayall ...  Richard Rich 6 episodes, 1987
Nigel Planer ...  Ralph Filthy 6 episodes, 1987
Michael Redfern Michael Redfern ...  Policeman / ... 4 episodes, 1987
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Richie (Rik Mayall) is a former actor who has only one ambition - to be famous. He believes that everyone knows who he is and often has a paranoid feeling that people are out to get him. He lives with his minder Edward (Ade Edmondson), a drunk. His agent Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planner) is not very good at his job and apart from being an agent, he is involved in some rather shady businesses. This series follows Richie's pathetic attempts to reach stardom. He stops at nothing to reach his goal; he even contemplates killing his own father. Fourth-wall breaking happens very often. Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appear in one episode, as well as young Chris Barrie. Written by Audrey_L

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English

Release Date:

7 January 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Филси, Рич и Кэтфлэп See more »

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Trivia

In Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson's later sitcom "Bottom", their characters were called Richie and Eddie. 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 ping, mash it up with a bit of milk and butter, and ram it up your backside!
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Alternate Versions

The UK VHS release omits a number of songs: Eddie singing "You've Got To Pick a Pocket or Two", "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle"; Richie singing "Morning Has Broken", "Where Is Love" and "Consider Yourself". See more »

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Extremely funny if you know a lot about 1980s British pop culture.
13 May 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

Like i said in the summary, if you know a lot about 1980s British pop culture, you will love this show.But if you don't, you will not get most of the jokes.They constantly reference British celebrities that no one outside of Britain has ever heard of and never will unless they research them just because of this show.That being said, this show is still much better than Bottom.The first episode is about killing milkmen and it set the bar very high.A bar that they would frequently duck under for the rest of the series, while still managing to be better than most shows.Of course, only having one series changes how people feel about a show.I'm sure if they ran this into the ground like they did with Bottom, it would've ended up being terrible.Give this a shot(at least the first episode), you just might like it.


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