Rising Damp Page 16

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



  • Friday 30th April 2021, 7:57pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 10,109 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 30th April 2021, 7:59 AM

There you go, I said something positive. That's that out of the way for another three decades.

"Myyyy God!"


Steve Sunshine

  • Tuesday 4th May 2021, 12:42am
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,813 posts

Rossiter is so good he makes you slightly queasy and uncomfortable while also still rooting for him 100%


Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 4th May 2021, 8:15pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,818 posts

Yeah - one of the toughest things is making an unsympathetic character likeable. Awesome.