Mayall and Edmondson abandon 'Bottom' revival


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A revival of the cult TV comedy Bottom by its creators, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, has been axed.

The duo were working on a new project for the BBC called Hooligans' Island, but have now ditched their plans. They were due to revive their characters Richard Richard and Eddie Hitler, taking them to a tropical location.

But Edmondson said in an interview with BBC Radio Essex that the series would not be going ahead. "There isn't a Bottom series four. There isn't anything. We started working on something and we realised why we stopped working together. It wasn't working."

He added: "Once you get to a certain age you want to do things you really enjoy, not just things you can do."

Mayall and Edmonson found success on the alternative comedy circuit in the 80s before going on the star in The Young Ones.

Bottom aired from 1991 to 1995. It centred on two flatmates living on the dole in Hammersmith, London, and was renowned for its violent slapstick humour.