Rising Damp. Rupert Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Rising Damp

ITV sitcom about a bad landlord. 28 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1974 - 1978. Stars Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale, Don Warrington and Gay Rose.

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Pilot (1974)

Recorded and broadcast in 1974, this is the original pilot episode, based on Chappell's stage play The Banana Box.

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Series 2 (1975)

Seven more episodes and a Christmas special followed in 1975, with Rigsby still trying to woo Ms Jones. This series also featured a character called Brenda.

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Series 3 (1977)

Seven episodes were broadcast in 1977, with the final episode featuring Rigsby discovering basement tenant Mr Osborne dead.

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Series 4 (1978)

Series 4 saw Alan having graduated from medical school and moved out of the house. Of course, that meant a spare bed was now available in Philip's room... and Rigsby had no intentions of keeping it empty for long.

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