Filthy Rich centres on three illegitimate children who discover they each have a claim to the fortune of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men – John Truebridge. When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy – but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it! Miriama Smith (Siege, Legend of the Seeker) leads an incredible cast, playing Brady - the ambitious, younger second wife of John Snr. She thought she'd inherit it all – or at least share in the spoils of a legacy with her step-son, John Jnr. But secrets are revealed, alliances forged and suddenly there are three cuckoos in the nest – with no intention of leaving soon.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Filthy Rich - Filthy Rich & Catflap - Netflix
Filthy Rich & Catflap is a BBC sitcom produced in 1986 and broadcast in 1987. The series featured former The Young Ones co-stars Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall, and Adrian Edmondson as its three title characters. It was written by Ben Elton (with additional material credited to Mayall), and produced and directed by Paul Jackson (who also directed The Young Ones), with film sequences directed by Ed Bye. The show's music was written by Peter Brewis. One series consisting of six half-hour episodes was produced. Despite the continuity announcer saying that the show would return the following year, only one series was ever made. The series enjoyed a resurgence of interest in 2004 when it was officially released on DVD by independent DVD production company Playback. The VHS and DVD versions were cut for musical rights. These included Richie singing “Where Is Love?”, “Morning Has Broken”, and “Consider Yourself”; and Eddie singing “Roxanne”, “You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, and “Message in a Bottle”. A 25th-anniversary DVD was released in 2012.
Filthy Rich - Summary - Netflix
During the run of the series Richie kills several milkmen, Eddie blackmails Richie with a paternity suit scam, Ralph gets sent to prison and hanged, Richie is blackmailed by the Nolan Sisters, they spoof newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch and feature bodyguards wearing Federation Stormtrooper uniforms that previously featured in the sci-fi show Blake's 7. Richie appeared as a guest on a panel game called Ooer!! Sounds a Bit Rude!! which bore more than a passing resemblance to the BBC quiz show Blankety Blank. Richie finally becomes famous by slandering everyone in showbiz and becoming the only person censors deem clean enough to host every show on television (precisely everybody, from the “A-list” names down to the entire cast of Grange Hill). This leads to a memorable song-and-dance routine from Richie, celebrating the fact that, in his words, he's “Made it!” As well as the Nolans, other people appearing as “themselves” include: Midge Ure and Anne Diamond (then an anchor woman for breakfast TV station TV-am; it was rare then for the BBC to mention rival channels). The show also features cameos by Barbara Windsor, Lynda Bellingham, Jools Holland and a then-unknown David Baddiel. Contemporaries from the alternative comedy scene who also appeared include Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Helen Lederer, Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Arthur Smith (the first milkman to be murdered), Mel Smith playing the fictional head of light entertainment at the BBC “Jumbo Whiffy”, Chris Barrie, Lee Cornes, Andy de la Tour, John Bird, and Harry Enfield. Most of these guests have previously appeared in The Young Ones.