Sitcom Bottom set for TV return after 17-year hiatus

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For, 23rd August 2012

New series was announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival

The boys from Bottom are back in a new show which sees Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson revive their cult characters Richie Rich and Eddie Hitler.

The pair have swapped their filthy flat for the sandy shores of a tropical island in the six-part series.

Edmondson said: “It’s been a while since I last worked with that complete b****** Rik Mayall and I’m very much looking forward to bashing him about the head with various blunt objects. It’s the only language he understands.”

The show, called Hooligans Island, will be on BBC2 next year.

The last series of Bottom aired in 1995. In 2008 it was voted 45th in a ‘Britain’s Best Sitcom’ BBC poll.

It is one of a series of new comedy commissions announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.