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.


Rigsby and Miss Jones discuss changes in the course of young love since their own youth

Ruth: "Just because they're taking the pill, Mr Rigsby, it doesn't mean they're doing anything wrong. It's a precaution - after all, you pay fire insurance but you don't expect the house to burn down."

Rigsby: "Yes, but you are supposed to try and extinguish the blaze, Miss Jones - not lie back and enjoy it."

in Series 3, Episode 6