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Rising Damp

Year:
Duration:
30 min (27 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
7.9
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1974-09-02
Cast
Actor
Character
Leonard Rossiter
Rigsby
Don Warrington
Philip (28 episodes, 1974-1978)
Frances de la Tour
Ruth (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
Richard Beckinsale
Alan (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
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Trivia
The series was based on a stage play "The Banana Box", by Eric Chappell in which the role of the landlord, called Rooksby at that time, was initially played by Wilfrid Brambell before Leonard Rossiter took over later in the play's run.
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The original name of Leonard Rossiter's character was Rooksby. This was changed to Rigsby after complaints and threats of legal action from a real-life Mr. Rooksby who objected to the unflattering portrayal of a character with the same name as him.
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The series was recorded entirely in the Yorkshire Television studios, in front of an audience, and featured no scenes on location.
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Quotes
Rupert Rigsby: [Describing the state of the nation] This country gets more like the boiler room of the Titanic every day. Confused orders from the bridge, water sloshing around our ankles. The only difference is they had a band.
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Rupert Rigsby: [Repeated line] Myyyyyy God!
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Rupert Rigsby: The 'permissive society' doesn't exist. I know, I've looked for it.
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Photos from cast
Jonathan Elsom Fanny Rowe Deborah Watling