Oh…Miss Jones!



Rehearsals: 12th – 15th March 1978 at The Sulgrave Boys Club, 287 Goldhawk Road, London, W12

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Walk-Through: 16th March 1978 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Leeds

Recorded: 17th March 1978 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Studio 4, Leeds

Broadcast: Tuesday 8pm 4th April 1978


Leonard Rossiter – Rigsby

Frances de la Tour – Ruth

Don Warrington – Philip

Deborah Watling – Lorna

Alun Lewis – Robin

Robert Dorning – Father


Creator/Writer – Eric Chappell

Producer/Director – Vernon Lawrence

Designer – Peter Caldwell

Music – Dennis Wilson

Casting – Liz Evett

Floor Manager – Pat Richards

Stage Manager – Olive Simpson

Production Asst – Ellie Kyle

Lighting – Peter Hardman

Cameras – Paul Thompson

Sound – Glyn Edwards

Vision Mixer – Sue James

Tech Supervisor – Harry Nicholson

Wardrobe – Brenda Fox

Make-up – Judy Binns

Asst Stage Manager – Vanessa Ford

Props – Arthur Lake

Production Buyer – Gil Procter

Scenes – Ed Bailey

Call Boy – Val Lawson

Warm-up – Felix Bowness

Episode Review

A kind of loving is going on in the Rigsby household. Lorna and Robin, alias Tiggywinkle and Squirrelnutkin, have taken a room to getaway from the pressure of Lorna’s father. Ruth and Rigsby believe it’s their wedding night and champagne flows. Rigsby, as ever, is on hand for some useful advice to Robin while Miss Jones is glad to loan a night gown for Lorna. Besides, it’s time it saw some action! Well, it’s not long before the truth of the matter rears it’s head and Rigsby’s fuming not to mention what his father would have thought if this type of thing was going on under his roof. But who’s Lorna’s father going to think the lucky man is, Rigsby?

Interesting to note:

  • Production# 2934
  • Tuesdays at 8.00pm, opposite new BBC Scotland drama serial The Standard starring Colette O’Neil and Patrick Malahide.  No Richard Beckinsale in this last run – he was busy with West End musical comedy “I Love My Wife” and Porridge sequel Going Straight.
  • ‘Hello Young Lovers’ – 18.20m (2nd)
  • Although this was the first episode of the fourth season to be broadcast, ‘Hello Young Lovers’ was the second to be recorded, having been switched with ‘Fire and Brimstone’

Did you know?

  • Deborah Watling was asked to dye her hair blonde for this role.
  • The bed was rigged by stagehands to collapse during the scene when Alun Lewis sits on it.
  • A slightly re-designed caption slide using a different font was prepared for the opening and closing title sequences, and at the commercial break.
  • The end credits for this episode were superimposed over the “RISING DAMP” caption slide.
  • The words “RISING DAMP”, in a slightly different font from Series 3, did not remain stationery as previous episodes, but were rolled upwards ahead of the credits.
  • The words ‘THIS WEEK…’, which had been used to introduce the third series, were dropped, with just the episode title being superimposed over the opening scene of the story.

Dressing Rooms:-

Leonard Rossiter #12

Frances de la Tour #6

Don Warrington #8 – moved to Richard’s

Deborah Watling #10

Alun Lewis #7

Robert Dorning #8

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