Rising Damp Fovever. Copyright: Shiver Productions.

Rising Damp Fovever

ITV3 documentary. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Features Eric Chappell, Don Warrington, Joe McGrath, Christopher Strauli, Helen Fraser, Samantha Beckinsale, Vernon Lawrence and others.

Rising Damp Fovever. Copyright: Shiver Productions.

Rising Damp Fovever

A two part documentary about the sitcom Rising Damp

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2016
Channel
ITV3
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Features
Eric Chappell, Don Warrington, Joe McGrath, Christopher Strauli, Helen Fraser, Samantha Beckinsale, Vernon Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale and Martin Clunes
Directors
Ali Lynch and Yvette Lyons
Producers
Ali Lynch and Yvette Lyons

A two part documentary narrated by Martin Clunes that aims to offer a definitive look behind-the-scenes on classic sitcom Rising Damp. It covers everything from the original stage play, hit TV series and big screen movie.

The documentary features interviews, unknown facts, reunions and location visits from cast and crew and also hears from show creator, Eric Chappell, one of the UK’s most successful comedy writers.

The inital broadcast of the documentary is aligned to coincide with ITV3 airing every single episode of the series, and the big screen movie, back to back over the Easter weekend.

- Did you know Richard Beckinsale wore a wig during filming as he had a prison crew cut for Porridge, which was also filming at the time?

- A disco inspired single was released into the music charts off the back of the TV show.

Production Details

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th March 2016 on ITV3 at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 27th March 2016 on ITV3 at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 11th July 2019 at 12:05am