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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The series was based on a stage play "The Banana Box", by Eric Chappell in which the role of the landlord, called Rooksby at that time, was initially played by Wilfrid Brambell before Leonard Rossiter took over later in the play's run. See more »

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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.
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A truly great sitcom
27 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Looking back now it is clear that most of the great comedies of the 1970s were made by the BBC. The commercial ITV network often had hit shows but few seem to have stood the test of time. In addition its nature as a patchwork of different companies perhaps made it difficult for comedies to grow and find an audience. Rising Damp is an exception to this; a comedy made by one of the ITV comedies that approached moments of pure genius and is just as funny now as when it was made.

A top rate cast worked well together to create characters that are funny and believable. In addition top quality scripts make every episode a gem.

A later film version simply did not work and should be avoided.


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