RISING DAMP. British sitcom created by Eric Chappell and produced by Yorkshire TV. It ran for four series (28 episodes) between September 1974 to May 1978. It starred Leonard Rossiter d1984 who played Rupert Rigsby, the miserly, seedy and ludicrously self-regarding landlord of a run-down Victorian townhouse who rents out his shabby bedsits to a variety of tenants. Richard Beckinsale d1979 played Alan Moore, a long-haired, naive, good-natured and amiable medical student who occupies the top room. Frances de la Tour played Ruth Jones, a fey, whimsical spinster and college administrator who rents another room, with whom Rigsby is in love and to whom he proposes in the last episode. Finally Don Warrington played Philip Smith a planning student who claimed to be the son of an African Chief.
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