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Bottom: Smells

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A new black comedy series written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall who shot to cult status in "The Young Ones", the anarchic sit-com about four weird students living in a festering flat. They went on to do "Filthy, Rich and Catflap" and "The Comic Strip Presents" series. Rik Mayall starred in "The New Statesman", recently repeated on Channel 4. The title of this new series apparently owes less to Britain's famous lavatorial-level of humour, and more to the fact that the two main characters are bottom of the heap, but with aspirations to better themselves. Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson are currently rehearsing a new production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", which opens in London later this month.
Richie and Eddie set out to improve their sex lives, which shouldn't be difficult as sex is something they haven't experienced for a while.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
FEATURE: page 29

Contributors

Writer: Rik Mayall
Writer: Adrian Edmondson
Director/Producer: Ed Bye
Richie: Rik Mayall
Eddie: Adrian Edmondson
Mr Sex: Kevin McNally
Woman: Harriet Thorpe
Husband: Clive Mantle
Landlord: Lee Cornes
Kate: Cindy Shelley
Jenny: Carla Mendonça

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