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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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Aaagh! The Young Ones have grown up - it's horrible! See more »

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UK

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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

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 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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Sadly forgotten..
7 January 2004 | by filmfreak-5See all my reviews

The fact that this brilliant show was so quickly forgotten, and so underestimated, is a dirty rotten shame!

Just like Bottom and The Young Ones this show is brilliant and offers you laugh after laugh. It's quite hard to say what went wrong, but only six episodes were produced and as far as I know only shown once on BBC and a few other channels. Just like Bottom and Young Ones can be purchased on DVD/VHS in stores worldwide, this show is only available on amazon.co.uk via 2nd hand.....it could look like someone's simply trying to wipe the show's existance off the face of the earth, which, to my hand, should be a punishable crime.

Watch this show if you can find it, it's brilliant!!!!


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