Rigsby is back in this original, interesting and fun book which celebrates one of the most popular British sitcoms of all time – Rising Damp. The goings on at Rigsby’s place have been addictive viewing ever since the front door of his dilapidated boarding house opened in 1974. During the seventies, 18 million viewers would enjoy following the ups but mainly the downs of the principal characters. Rupert Rigsby, the seedy landlord played to perfection by Leonard Rossiter, Alan Moore (Richard Beckinsale) the naive medical student, Miss Jones (Frances de la Tour), spinster and the unwanted recipient of Rigsby’s affections and the confident Philip Smith (Don Warrington) the son of an African tribal chief, or so he claimed. In this book there are 300 thought provoking questions covering all 28 episodes from the four series and the movie. Along with the quizzes you’ll find fascinating behind the scenes information about the writer, the stars and those who visited or stayed, albeit briefly as tenants in Rigsby’s bleak house. Featuring an exclusive Foreword by the creator and writer of the series Eric Chappell, this is the ultimate book on one of Britain’s most popular sitcoms ever and its iconic character Rigsby – the heaven sent landlord from hell.
Keywords: classic British television comedy, ITV sitcom, seventies, eighties, boarding house, Yorkshire, Leonard Rossiter, Rupert Rigsby, Frances de la Tour, Ruth Jones, Richard Beckinsale, Alan Moore, Don Warrington, Philip Smith, Eric Chappell.