Richie (Rik Mayall) is a former actor who has only one ambition – to be famous. He believes that everyone knows who he is and often has a paranoid feeling that people are out to get him. He lives with his minder Edward (Ade Edmondson), a drunk. His agent Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planner) is not very good at his job and apart from being an agent, he is involved in some rather shady businesses. This series follows Richie’s pathetic attempts to reach stardom. He stops at nothing to reach his goal; he even contemplates killing his own father. Fourth-wall breaking happens very often. Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appear in one episode, as well as young Chris Barrie.