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Rising Damp (ITV 1974-1978 with Leonard Rossiter and Frances De La Tour)

UK / ITV – Yorkshire TV / 28×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1974-78 4 Seasons + 1 special

Writer: Eric Chappell / Producer: Ian McNaughton

Sitcom. A squalid boarding house is lorded over by the seedy penny-pinching landlord Rupert Rigsby.

Rigsby spent much of his time lusting after tenant Miss Jones and struggled to cope with the fact that she was more interested in the suave, handsome and black Philip Smith who shared the dingy attic flat with medical student Alan.

Without a doubt the best sitcom that has ever been seen on the ITV network. A film version was made in 1980, sadly without Richard Beckinsale who had died suddenly the year before.

cast
LEONARD ROSSITER as Rigsby
RICHARD BECKINSALE as Alan
FRANCES DE LA TOUR as Miss Ruth Jones
DON WARRINGTON as Philip Smith
GAY ROSE as Brenda
DEREK NEWARK as Spooner





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