Rising Damp

Rising Damp. Image shows from L to R: Ruth Jones (Frances de la Tour), Rupert Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter), Philip Smith (Don Warrington). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Rising Damp

Rupert Rigsby is the grubby landlord of a seedy boarding house. His put-upon tenants include students Philip and Alan, and the glamorous Miss Jones

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Jackson Neil

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 2:42pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 341 posts

Brilliant series, one of my favourites actually. Vastly underrated.

Rigsby is a genius character. Any other love for the show?

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:19pm
  • England
  • 30,171 posts

Great show. And Leonard Rossiter's performance is great. He makes what should be a truly loathsome character strangely lovable.

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Afinkawan

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:20pm
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts

Yep, love it.

Underrated how?

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:23pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 30,171 posts
Quote: Afinkawan @ March 3 2009, 10:20 AM GMT

Underrated how?


Jackson's probably twelve. And he thinks if his generation don't rate it, then nobody does.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:25pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Underrated; not very well known amongst the public. Not repeated endlessly. Not receiving of its deserved praise, unlike the undeserved heaped on more recent shows.

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Jackson Neil

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:27pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 341 posts
Quote: Afinkawan @ March 3 2009, 10:20 AM GMT


Underrated how?

I mean on a widespread basis. When the cream of British sitcoms are mentioned, people automatically mention Adder, Fawlty, Porridge, OFAH and modern ones, but this seems to fall under the radar in comparison overall.

Quote: chipolata @ March 3 2009, 10:23 AM GMT

Jackson's probably twelve. And he thinks if his generation don't rate it, then nobody does.

24 actually.

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 3:29pm
  • England
  • 30,171 posts

Well, great show that it is, I don't think it's aged as well as those other shows you mentioned. There is something very static about it. It's also an ITV sitcom, which don't seem to be as fondly remembered as BBC shows.

Quote: Jackson Neil @ March 3 2009, 10:27 AM GMT

24 actually.

:D Love the "actually".

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Morrace

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2009, 4:52pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,727 posts
Quote: Jackson Neil @ March 3 2009, 10:27 AM GMT


24 actually.


Quote: chipolata @ March 3 2009, 10:29 AM GMT

:D Love the "actually".


I like f**king my old Mrs as she screams out "I'm 24 actually!!"

Eeeeeh .... YES!!

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 4th March 2009, 12:07am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Yes, great series, all four series were great, but the second series was a cut above the other three.

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Blenkinsop

  • Wednesday 4th March 2009, 12:18am
  • England
  • 2,014 posts

I have just started on the boxed set that Santa brought me. Excellent stuff.

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Dene Kernohan

  • Wednesday 4th March 2009, 11:59pm [Edited]
  • Northern Ireland
  • 103 posts
Quote: Aaron @ March 3 2009, 10:25 AM GMT

Underrated; not very well known amongst the public. Not repeated endlessly.

To be fair it's rarely off ITV3.

'Rising Damp' is one of the greatest British situation comedies ever IMO, featuring arguably the greatest star perfomance ever seen in a sitcom* -- but I wouldn't call it underrated :).

* Leonard Rossiter.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 5th March 2009, 12:10am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts
Quote: Dene Kernohan @ March 4 2009, 6:59 PM GMT

To be fair it's rarely off ITV3.


Yeah, on a channel relatively few people watch! It's certainly not somewhere that a significant amount of people are aware of. If I didn't have a TV guide on my computer then I certainly wouldn't know about it. Not exactly publicised much, is it?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Thursday 5th March 2009, 4:02am
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,813 posts

Maaaaayyyyy God Misss Jeeuoooooooones.

I do a great Rigsby impression, but it never comes across as well on the page.

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Ned1984

  • Thursday 5th March 2009, 5:33am
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • 1,171 posts

I loved the epsiode where the con man told Rigsby that he could get the mayor over for tea.