Rising Damp (1974–1978)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 987 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 3 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 May 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 9 months ago
 
tv
a list of 36 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rising Damp" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rising Damp (1974–1978)

Rising Damp (1974–1978) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rising Damp.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1978   1977   1975   1974  
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth
The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte
Open All Hours (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
On the Buses (1969–1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The trials and tribulations of bus driver Stan and his conductor Jack unfold in this weekly comedy. The bain of their working life is Inspector Blake who'll do anything to make their lives ... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Karen, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis
The Likely Lads (1964–1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Don McKillop
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Doing Time (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay
Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton
Duty Free (1984–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor, Joanna Van Gyseghem
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth
George & Mildred (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Rigsby (28 episodes, 1974-1978)
...
 Philip (28 episodes, 1974-1978)
...
 Ruth (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
...
 Alan (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1974 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Esto se hunde  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original name of Leonard Rossiter's character was Rooksby. This was changed to Rigsby after complaints and threats of legal action from a real-life Mr. Rooksby who objected to the unflattering portrayal of a character with the same name as him. See more »

Quotes

Rupert Rigsby: [Describing the state of the nation] This country gets more like the boiler room of the Titanic every day. Confused orders from the bridge, water sloshing around our ankles. The only difference is they had a band.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rising Tension.
14 May 2007 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

This is what sometimes happens when you're a student and you've only got enough money to live in a dingy hovel... you get a landlord like Rigsby. What few standards he has are outdated, so sensitive lads with long hair and intelligent young black men are almost too much to take. Leonard Rossiter's portrayal of a character who could easily be completely beyond redemption is absolutely pitch-perfect. The more episodes you watch, the more you find yourself becoming strangely endeared to his mannerisms and tics, despite the fact that his attitude makes him a thoroughly unpleasant man. Aside from superb comic timing, Rossiter was also a master of the pratfall, so some of the most memorable sequences owe a lot to slapstick (I'm thinking particularly of the arranged boxing match.)

It isn't quite a one man show though. All of the supporting parts were perfectly cast, so even when someone like Don Warrington pops up in more modern fare such as "Red Dwarf", he's still likely to be instantly associated with playing "Phillip" in "Rising Damp". I can't think of a bad episode in the bunch that I've seen. All of the scripts are so polished that they gleam, and this combined with the acting talent is what makes the show stick in the memory as the loved favourite it is.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Etiquette Question mmka1
Question. Jigsy
Audio? sparkle132
RONNIE BAXTER etnw214
rising damp forum waterkid
Food Glorious Food caseyjones66
Discuss Rising Damp (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?