Oh God,the Young Ones have grown up!
(Well,sort of)
UK COMEDY SERIES
ONE SEASON OF 6 EPISODES
BBC TV (BBC 2)
TRANSMITTED 7TH JANUARY - 11TH FEBRUARY 1987
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MAIN CAST OF CHARACTERS:
RICHIE RICH - RIK MAYALL
EDWARD CATFLAP - ADRIAN EDMONSON
RALPH FILTHY - NIGEL PLANER
 
THE SERIES ALSO INCLUDED,STEPHEN FRY,HUGH LAURIE,BEN ELTON,DAVID BADDIEL,MEL SMITH,NORMAN PACE,THE NOLAN SISTERS,LYNDA BELLINGHAM,ANDY DE LA TOUR,BARBARA WINDSOR.
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BASIC PROGRAMME OUTLINE:
RICHIE RICH IS A WELL LIKED AND WELL RESPECTED ACTOR/TV PERSONALITY.OR SO HE BELIEVES.BUT THE FACT IS THAT HARDLY ANYONE HAS HEARD OF HIM,AND THIS IS WHY HE RARELY GETS A DECENT JOB ON TV.AND ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN HIM THINKS HE'S A TALENTLESS HAS-BEEN,A FACT BEATEN INTO HIM OFTEN ENOUGH BY HIS FRIEND/MINDER,EDDIE CATFLAP,PLAYED BY ADE EDMONSON.
NIGEL PLANER PLAYS RALPH FILTHY,RICHIE'S TIGHT F ISTED, ALCOHOLIC,CHAIN SMOKING, HYPERCHONDRIAC AGENT,WHO'S ALWAYS ON THE SCROUNGE.
A VERY FUNNY SERIES,WITH SOME SIMILAR HUMOUR TO THE YOUNG ONES(WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT?),AND IT'S BEST WATCHED WITH YOUR TONGUE IN YOUR CHEEK AND A BEER IN YOUR HAND!
AS FOR AN EPISODE GUIDE,THEY DIDNT HAVE INDIVIDUAL TITLES,BUT HERE IS A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF EACH EPISODE:

1. RICHIE IS SKINT ,AS USUAL,AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE,A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL HAS F ILED A PATERNITY SUIT AGAINST HIM,WHICH IS A BIT UNUSUAL CONSIDERING HE'S NEVER HAD SEX.HE GETS EDDIE TO POSE AS HIM AND TAKE THE BLOOD TEST IN HIS PLACE SO AS TO WORM HIS WAY OUT OF IT,AND DISGUISES HIMSELF AS A MILKMAN,SO NO-ONE WILL RECOGNISE HIM.BUT THINGS GO WRONG WHEN,AT THE HOSPITAL,THE GIRL IS FOUND OUT TO BE EDDIE'S COUSIN,AND THEY WERE ALL TRYING TO STITCH RICHIE UP,JUST FOR THE MONEY.

2. GUESS WHAT.RICHIE'S DESPERATE FOR CASH AGAIN,AND GETS EVEN MORE DESPERATE WHEN HE GETS BLACKMAILED BY THE NOLAN SISTERS.HE THEN HEARS THAT RALPH F ILTHY HAS JUST SOLD A PAINTING FOR £1000,HE DECIDES TO KILL RALPH AND USE THE MONEY TO PAY OFF THOSE "BLACKMAILING NOLES".

3. RICHIE DECIDES TO HAVE A DINNER PARTY FOR SOME OF HIS SHOWBIZ CHUMS,TARBY,BRUCIE,TOMMY O'CONNERY,AND GOES SHOPPING FOR THE DINNER ITEMS,BUT GETS THROWN IN JAIL,ALONG WITH EDDIE, FOR STEALING FROM THE SUPERMARKET.THEY ESCAPE,GET BACK HOME,SHOVE EVRYTHING INTO THE OVEN,WAIT FOR HOURS ONLY TO REALISE RICHIE FORGOT TO POST THE INVITATIONS.

4. RICHIE HAS WRITTEN A FORMULA FOR A GAME SHOW,"ALL STAR GOLF ING SECRETS",AND DECIDES TO SEND THE IDEA TO THE BBC,BUT HE GETS CONNED BY JUMBO WHIFFY,HEAD OF THE LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT DEPT,THEY STEAL HIS IDEA,AND HE ENDS UP ON THE LOSING SIDE ONCE AGAIN.BUT HOPE TRURS UP IN THE FORM OF A PHONE CALL THAT TELLS RICHIE HIS DAD IS DYING,AND THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING MONEY FROM IT.BUT EVEN THAT GOES WRONG WHEN HE GETS ANOTHER CALL SAYING HIS DAD'S GETTING BETTER.

5. F ILTHY GETS RICHIE A JOB READING THE GOSSIP COLUMNS ON BREAKFAST TV THE NEXT MORNING,AND TELLS  RICHIE AND EDDIE TO GET AN EARLY NIGHT AND STAY SOBER TO GET TO THE STUDIOS BY 4 AM.BUT THATS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS FOR THESE TWO.FILTHY KNOWS THIS,AND USES IT AS AN EXCUSE TO PLUG HIS OWN BOOK ON THE MORNING SHOW,BUT THE BOYS DO TURN UP,VERY DRUNK,AND FILTHY'S PLAN GOES WRONG

6. RICHIE AND EDDIE ARE IN COURT CHARGED WITH BARING THEIR BOTTOMS ON THE BREAKFAST TV  SHOW IN FRONT OF ANNE DIAMOND.THEY RECIEVED A DISCHARGE FROM COURT ON CONDITION THAT THEY F IND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF SHOW BUSINESS.THEY GET JOBS AS JOURNALISTS,AND TRY TO  BLACKMAIL MIDGE URE.FILTHY,MEANWHILE,IS FOUND GUILTY OF CONTEMPT OF COURT,AND IS SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING,AND RICHIE AND EDDIE COVER THE STORY FOR THE NEWSPAPER.RALPH SURVIVES BY MEANS OF A SAFETY HARNESS,AND THEN THEY SET ABOUT DISHING THE DIRT ON EVERYONE ELSE IN SHOWBIZ,LEAVING RICHIE AS THE ONLY CREDIBLE PERSONALITY LEFT IN THE WHOLE OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT.HE'S MADE IT AT LAST.

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