Rising Damp (1974–1978)

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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

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 Rigsby (28 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Philip (28 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Ruth (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Alan (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

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2 September 1974 (UK)  »

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As he was starring in Porridge at around the same time, Richard Beckinsale had to wear a rather obvious wig for most of the series, to make him look more like a student and different from Lennie Godber. See more »

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Rupert Rigsby: [Repeated line] Myyyyyy God!
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Satire, not spleen
10 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that many posters seem to think Rising Damp was guilty of racism, the reverse was actually true. Don Warrington's character Philip was often the target of boorish remarks by Leonard Rossiter's landlord Rigsby (not really malicious by the standards of 1970s England, just ignorant: a real 1970s racist wouldn't rent a room in his own house to a black man anyway), but it's Rigsby that we find ridiculous, not Philip. Throughout the series, Philip is consistently portrayed as the most intelligent, charming, attractive, sophisticated and grown-up of all the characters, and he's certainly no deferential Uncle Tom. ... that's not racism, is it?


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