Bottom’s back… and ruder than ever! Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall to reunite for six new episodes
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By Liz thomas for Daily Mail, 23 August 2012
It has been nearly two decades since Richie Rich and Eddie Hitler last graced our television screens in cult hit, Bottom.
Now 18 years on BBC2 is reuniting Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson for a new series of Bottom.
For viewers wondering what ever happened to the loutish characters the new six-part series will show how their lives turned out.
It seems Eddie and Richie – now in their forties – have been shipwrecked on a tropical hell hole dubbed ‘Hooligans Island’.
A BBC spokesman said: ‘They are still hitting each other over the head with large metal objects, still chasing women, even though there are none on the island, and still waiting for that job seekers allowance cheque as they distil something quite like alcohol, only worse.’
Bottom was a cult hit for BBC2 in the 1990s and was famed for its nihilistic humour and violent slapstick.
The pair lived on government benefits in a grotty Hammersmith bedsit and spent their time attacking each other or consuming toxic substances.
It ran for three series on TV and spawned a string of stage shows.
At its peak it was watched by four million viewers.