with adrian edmondson, rik mayall, steven odonnell, christopher ryan. bottom is a british television sitcom created by adrian edmondson and rik mayall that originally aired on bbc2 from 17 september 1991 to cross three series. spaced, fawlty towers, the office, dads army, the league of gentlemen and many more make our list of great british comedies. Bell-bottoms are mentioned in the popular 1971 music single bell bottom blues by blues-rock group derek and the dominos. In the 1970s, bell-bottoms moved back into mainstream fashion sonny and cher helped popularize bell-bottoms in the us by wearing them on their popular television show. The pants were typically flared from the knee down, with bottom leg openings of up to twenty-six inches. One of the most under - rated of 1950s british film comedies, bottoms up, is a spin - off from the tv series whacko, and an early example of the new fast developing genre, television, spawning a 90 minute offering for the cinema, the latter sadly in decline at the time. gaudy night (a lord peter wimsey mystery with harriet vane, 10) by dorothy l. Sayers (1935) i am jumping straight to the tenth book in this series for good reason. Gaudy night is a masterpiece of detective fiction revered by scholars and readers alike touching upon an important social issue of the time womens education and family roles. Coupling the collection (dvd) more sex please, were british! For lovers who want a complete comedy experience this valentines day, bbc video will provide it with coupling the complete seasons 1-4. Containing every episode of bbcs naughty, outrageously funny comedy sensation, this 7-disc box set will provide so much hilarity, people will forget they meant to pop the.