Fans Mark Adams and Lawrence Harman
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Rik Mayall 'Bottom' bench unveiled in London

The bench which features in the opening credits of the sitcom Bottom has been reinstalled after a campaign by fans.

The bench at the junction of Queen Caroline Street and Hammersmith Bridge Road, in west London, had been removed since the cult sitcom was filmed, something which Bottom's star Rik Mayall had said saddened him.

Mayall died in June and, after a petition by 7,000 fans, Hammersmith and Fulham Council has installed a new bench on the same spot, with the inscription "In Memory of The Man, The Myth, The Legend".

Fans gathered to witness the official unveiling.

The opening credits of the cult BBC series show Mayall and his co-star Adrian Edmondson bickering and then attacking each other on the original bench.

Video production: Tom Beal and Fay Nurse

Go to next video: Bottom opening credits