Talking Bottom
Mark Lambert interview (IT‘S THE GAS MAN!!!)

Mark Lambert interview (IT‘S THE GAS MAN!!!)

September 17, 2021

HELLO MR GAS MAN! Talking Bottom prepares the steaming cold tea for a very special guest. Olivier award nominated veteren of stage and screen, Mark Lambert brings his frying pan and joins us for a chat. He tells all about his career, early days at Uni with Rik, working as a character actor, plummeting from a building in Cracker, having "Gas Man" yelled at him and of course, his role as quite possibly Bottom's most memorable guest star.

The conversation took place over Zoom so please forgive the occasional connection drop out.

The book "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom" can be found to order at: https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

S4E1 - Physical Comedy

S4E1 - Physical Comedy

September 17, 2021

30 years ago today Bottom expolded onto British TV! To celebrate three decades of the world's best sitcom we are looking at some of the themes that make the show what it is. That's right, we're over-analysing it to fuck!

First up is physical comedy. Mat, Paul and Angela discuss its history, evolution, rules, legends and international appeal. We look at examples in British comedy and, of course many moments in Bottom and Rik and Ade's other work.

The book "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom" can be found to order at: https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

Bottom Live 5 - 2003: Weapon Grade Y-Fronts Tour

Bottom Live 5 - 2003: Weapon Grade Y-Fronts Tour

September 10, 2021

In the final live show, Eddie's locked himself away in the toilet and Richie finds he's been inventing gadgets. The pair embark on an adventure through time and space on-board Eddie's time machine "The Turdis" which is a toilet cubicle.

Angela, Paul and Mat discuss plot holes, crowdpleasing, repurposing old material, absurdist humour, the Only Fools and Horses musical and dad jokes. Plus the final Talking Bottom quiz!

The book "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom" can be found to order at: https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

Bottom Live 4 - 2001: An Arse Oddity

Bottom Live 4 - 2001: An Arse Oddity

September 3, 2021

Richie and Eddie are back and still on the desert island. Searching for a means to escape, their desire to reach the theatre bar blurs the lines between fiction and reality as things get very meta and everything builds to a musical finale.

Paul, Mat and Angela discuss long synopses, "have a wank", pervy silhouettes, nob gags, meta performances, deliberate fuckups, DVD features, TV references, local jokes and musical numbers. Plus some incredibly detailed knowledge is required in the Talking Bottom quiz!

The book "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom" can be found to order at: https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

100%… inside a y̶e̶a̶r week! Talking Bottom book FUNDED

100%… inside a y̶e̶a̶r week! Talking Bottom book FUNDED

July 5, 2021

Oh God, oh God... this is real. In less time than it takes to read up to chapter one, sentence three in War and Peace, we have hit the funding target! Thank you to everyone who has backed the book and get to soddery everyone who hasn't. It's not too late to get your name in it and some additional t̶a̶t goodies at https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

Right, we're off down the Maserati showroom.

Talking Bottom book update: 75% funded. Splice my sausages!

Talking Bottom book update: 75% funded. Splice my sausages!

July 3, 2021

At this rate it's going to be longer than War and Peace and with more pics than The Joy of Sex! Thank you to everyone who's resisted the temptation to take their cash to Dr O'Grady's Personal Organ Enhancement Clinic and instead backed the book. You'll get far more long-term enjoyment with this investment (not actual investment advice).

Talking Bottom Book 50% funded! Wait until Norris Mcwhirter hears about this!

Talking Bottom Book 50% funded! Wait until Norris Mcwhirter hears about this!

June 30, 2021

And on the second day, the Lord said "let the book reach fifty ruddy percent funding already!" And then He backed the top tier that guaranteed Him a SIGNED first edition paperback of "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom", a Lamb and Flag pub menu tea towel, a t-shirt, a mug, an invite to the pub crawl, an ebook AND his name printed in the book as a supporter. And then He had a wangle.

Ta muchly to all you top Bottom fans getting us this far. If you're after a gift for the comedy fan in your life, check out what's available with the book here: https://unbound.com/books/bottom/

Talking Bottom Book update: 25% funded already!!

Talking Bottom Book update: 25% funded already!!

June 29, 2021

We didn't think we'd be posting this after ONE DAY! Thank you so much to everyone who has backed the book already on Unbound and started snapping up the exta goodies available. You've got us to 25% funded already, which is a fantastic start and we're sure it's all downhill from here. Check out https://unbound.com/books/bottom/dashboard to find out more about the book, how to support it and what else is available.

Right, we'd better pull our fingers out and get writing "Talking Bottom: A guide to the cult sitcom".

Talking Bottom the BOOK (a guide to the cult sitcom)

Talking Bottom the BOOK (a guide to the cult sitcom)

June 28, 2021

All right Dickens, get on with it! We're proud to announce that we've been commissioned to write a book about Rik and Ade's best ever sitcom - Bottom. It'll be a chance for us to expand on what we've learned during our podcast in order to create the first ever unofficial guide book to the show, delving even deeper into Bottom (oo-er) and chatting with the cast and crew, looking at first draft scripts and previously unseen photographs as well as essays on each episode.

First, though, we're crowdfunding via the publisher Unbound to make it a reality. Details at link below - pledge if you can and you'll get your name in the book and a nice bit of Talking Bottom objet d'arte in return if you choose some merch AND there's a chance to grab yourself an invite to a Hammersmith pub crawl (with all the lads on the Ark Royal) when we launch the book! Thanks for reading / pledging your support if you can. Please share to spread the word. https://unbound.com/books/bottom/
Guest House Paradiso

Guest House Paradiso

May 22, 2020

Rik and Ade finally bring Bottom to the big screen, playing Richard "Richie" Thwaite (pronounced Twat) and Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Ndingombaba (in other words it's Richard Richard and Eddie Hitler), who run the Guest House Paradiso - the worst hotel in the world. Excitement arrives in the form of Italian movie star Gina Carbonara, seeking refuge from her ill-tempered fiance Gino Bolognese. As Richie and Eddie do their best to keep the place running, their proximity to a nuclear power plant means tonight's fish dinner is going to repeat on the guests.

Mat, Paul and Angela dribble on about the Bottom universe, BBC rights, cinema viewings, fake vomit, filming stunts in reverse, saucy nymphs and happy endings. Plus a look at the original publicity materials released by the film distributor at the time, and of course the Talking Bottom quiz!

The Guest House Paradiso behind the scenes vid we talk about can be watched here: https://youtu.be/qIH3ck-qSXc

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