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

Rising Damp

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1974 - 1978
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

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. Stars Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale, Don Warrington and Gay Rose

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 1 - That's My Boy

Rigsby returns from a Spanish holiday to find Alan has let out the two spare rooms: he's delighted that Miss Jones has returned, but likely to be less than enthusiastic about a single mother and her baby - especially if the father is who he believes.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th April 1977
30 minutes
  • Friday 25th March 1977 at The Leeds Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 17th May 2009 11:25pm ITV3
Monday 15th June 2009 7:25pm ITV3
Thursday 15th April 2010 9:30pm ITV3
Sunday 12th September 2010 7:20pm ITV3
Friday 22nd October 2010 5:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 24th January 2012 9:05am ITV3
Tuesday 31st July 2012 8:40am ITV3
Friday 5th October 2012 4:20pm ITV3
Monday 8th October 2012 11:05am ITV3
Thursday 31st January 2013 4:15pm ITV3
Friday 1st February 2013 6:00am ITV3
Tuesday 20th August 2013 8:20am ITV3
Thursday 15th January 2015 4:50pm ITV3
Friday 16th January 2015 6:00am ITV3
Friday 6th March 2015 4:50pm ITV3
Thursday 16th April 2015 4:50pm ITV3
Monday 27th July 2015 5:20pm ITV3
Tuesday 20th October 2015 4:50pm ITV3
Friday 22nd January 2016 4:50pm ITV3
Sunday 27th March 2016 9:15am ITV3
Wednesday 17th August 2016 4:45pm ITV3
Monday 22nd August 2016 5:10am ITV3
Monday 6th February 2017 4:50pm ITV3
Monday 26th June 2017 4:50pm ITV3
Saturday 1st July 2017 5:10am ITV3
Friday 25th August 2017 5:25pm ITV3
Monday 28th August 2017 4:45am ITV3
Monday 28th August 2017 10:50am ITV3
Monday 29th January 2018 4:50pm ITV3
Thursday 22nd March 2018 5:25pm ITV3
Thursday 24th January 2019 11:30am ITV3
Sunday 27th January 2019 6:25am ITV3
Tuesday 5th March 2019 11:35am ITV3
Saturday 9th March 2019 7:05am ITV3
Monday 17th June 2019 10:00am ITV3
Monday 24th June 2019 4:30am ITV3
Wednesday 18th September 2019 9:50am ITV3
Tuesday 28th January 2020 9:25am ITV3
Sunday 2nd February 2020 6:25am ITV3
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 10:05am ITV3
Saturday 25th April 2020 6:25am ITV3
Wednesday 5th August 2020 9:30am ITV3

Cast & crew

Leonard Rossiter Rupert Rigsby
Frances de la Tour Ruth Jones
Richard Beckinsale Alan Moore
Don Warrington Philip Smith
Guest cast
Ann Beach Mrs Brent
David Daker Mr Brent
Daphne Oxenford Announcer (Voice)
Writing team
Eric Chappell Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Dennis Wilson (as Denis Wilson) Composer

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