Oh…Miss Jones!



Rehearsals: 8th – 11th May 1977 at The Sulgrave Boys Club, 287 Goldhawk Road, London, W12

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Walk-Through: 12th May 1977 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Leeds

Recorded: 13th May 1977 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Studio 4, Leeds

Broadcast: Tuesday 8:30pm 24th May 1977


Leonard Rossiter – Rigsby

Richard Beckinsale – Alan

Frances de la Tour – Ruth

Don Warrington – Philip

Roger Brierley – Osborne


Creator/Writer – Eric Chappell

Producer/Director – Ronnie Baxter

Designer – Colin Pigott

Music – Dennis Wilson

Casting – Malcolm Drury

Floor Manager – Don Clayton

Stage Manager – Olive Simpson

Production Asst – Evelyn Hirschstein

Lighting – Peter Hardman

Cameras – Arthur Tipper

Sound – Ian Hughes

Vision Mixer – Jackie O’Gorman

Tech Supervisor – Mike Wilkinson

Wardrobe – Brenda Fox

Make-up – Pat Reid

Asst Stage Manager – Vanessa Ford

Props – Tony O’Toole

Production Buyer – Gil Procter

Scenes – Dougie Howell

Call Boy – Martin Dean

Warm-up – Felix Bowness

Episode Review

Rigsby boxes clever….and nearly get’s boxed in, in….RISING DAMP

Osborne is Rigsby’s new tenant, accommodated in the miserable dwellings of the dark basement in Rigsby’s miserable lodgings. A hypochondriac, he woos Miss Jones’ Christian charity and wins her soup and sympathy much to Rigsby’s frustration and torment from the ever present cooking aromas.
Landlord Risgby reveals to his student tenants Alan and Philip that he has already bought a coffin for himself. He may think he has boxed clever in doing so – the hilarious sequence of events which follow are enough, so to speak, to add a few more nails to his coffin…but who’s going to a better place and let’s face it anywhere’s better than here!

Interesting to note:

  • Production# 2886
  • Tuesdays at 8.30pm, opposite the penultimate series of long-running police drama Z Cars.
  • ‘Suddenly at Home’ – 8.20m (1st)

Did you know?

  • A beautiful coffin was hired for this episode
  • Both eyeballs are now seen to be missing from the anatomical skeleton
  • Philip can be seen reading a text book entitled ‘Thoughts and Design’ by Paul Head
  • The end credits were superimposed over the “RISING DAMP” caption slide.

Dressing Rooms:-

Leonard Rossiter #12

Richard Beckinsale #11

Frances de la Tour #6

Don Warrington #8

Roger Brierley #9