Rising Damp

Rising Damp

1974 - 1978, Comedy
Sitcom about a cantankerous landlord and his unfortunate tenants.

Episode Guide

  • Rising Damp - Come on in, the Water's Lovely (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Come on in, the Water's Lovely

    Rigsby, finally a free man, proposes to Ruth.

  • Rising Damp - Under the Influence (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Under the Influence

    Rigsby hopes hypnosis will improve his relationship with Ruth.

  • Rising Damp - Pink Carnations (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Pink Carnations

    Rigsby places a highly exaggerated personal ad seeking a matrimonial mate.

  • Rising Damp - Great Expectations (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Great Expectations

    A strange clause in his uncle's will may prevent Rigsby from inheriting a fortune.

  • Rising Damp - Fire and Brimstone (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Fire and Brimstone

    A religious student moves into the attic and Rigsby calls on him to mend Philip's evil ways.

  • Rising Damp - Hello Young Lovers (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Hello Young Lovers

    Rigsby helps two young people celebrate their love, only to discover that the girl's father has different ideas.

  • Rising Damp - Suddenly at Home (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Suddenly at Home

    Rigsby is entirely unsympathetic to a sickly tenant -- until it appears he may die.

  • Rising Damp - The Cocktail Hour (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Cocktail Hour

    Rigsby changes his mind about protecting Alan from a woman when he learns that her father is rich.

  • Rising Damp - Fawcett's Python (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Fawcett's Python

    Rigsby's latest tenant, a bombshell named Marilyn, impresses everyone but Miss Jones.

  • Rising Damp - The Good Samaritan (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Good Samaritan

    Rigsby rescues a depressed tenant from the roof.

  • Rising Damp - Clunk Click (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Clunk Click

    Impressed by his new sports car, Ruth dates Rigsby.

  • Rising Damp - Stage Struck (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Stage Struck

    Rigsby decides to steal the show when Ruth must act out love scenes from a play that was written by one of the tenants.

  • Rising Damp - That's My Boy (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    That's My Boy

    Rigsby comes home from a holiday to find that Alan is baby-sitting.

  • Rising Damp - For the Man Who Has Everything (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    For the Man Who Has Everything

    Miserly Rigsby prepares to spend Christmas alone with his cat.

  • Rising Damp - Things That Go Bump in the Night (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    A ghostly lady in gray haunts the boardinghouse.

  • Rising Damp - The Last of the Big Spenders (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Last of the Big Spenders

    Frugal Rigsby furnishes his room with new furniture to impress a tenant named Brenda.

  • Rising Damp - The Perfect Gentleman (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Perfect Gentleman

    When Seymour moves in, Rigsby has an ulterior motive for becoming his best friend.

  • Rising Damp - Moonlight and Roses (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Moonlight and Roses

    When Ruth shows signs of being in love, Rigsby is sure he is the one until he finds out about Desmond.

  • Rising Damp - A Body Like Mine (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Body Like Mine

    Rigsby is the last to join in when a fitness craze hits the boardinghouse.

  • Rising Damp - Food, Glorious Food (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Food, Glorious Food

    Rigsby brags about his heroic ability to go without eating, until Philip calls his bluff.

  • Rising Damp - The Permissive Society (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Permissive Society

    When Alan prepares for a blind date, Rigsby lectures him on the evils of permissiveness.

  • Rising Damp - Stand Up and Be Counted (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Stand Up and Be Counted

    The upcoming local elections cause everyone to get caught up in the game of politics.

  • Rising Damp - The Prowler (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Prowler

    An investigation ensues when Ruth sees a prowler in her room.

  • Rising Damp - All Our Yesterdays (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    All Our Yesterdays

    Rigsby must deal with an uncooperative tenant -- a professional wrestler.

  • Rising Damp - Charisma (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Alan and Philip offer Rigsby some unusual advice to increase his personal charm.

  • Rising Damp - A Night Out (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Night Out

    Rigsby plans a special night in celebration of Ruth's birthday.

  • Rising Damp - Rooksby (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Ruth has to deal with Rigsby having a crush on her when she needs a flat for her friend.