Oh…Miss Jones!



Rehearsals: 9th – 12th April 1978 at The Sulgrave Boys Club, 287 Goldhawk Road, London, W12

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Walk-Through: 13th April 1978 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Leeds

Recorded: 14th April 1978 at Yorkshire Television Centre, Studio 4, Leeds

Broadcast: Tuesday 8pm 2nd May 1978


Leonard Rossiter – Rigsby

Frances de la Tour – Ruth

Don Warrington – Philip

Peter Jeffrey – Ambrose


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 – Bob Gray

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

It’s the return of Rigsby and the bleakest boardinghouse in bed-sit land, in another outbreak of…RISING DAMP

Landlord Rigsby hasn’t a great deal of faith in his latest tenant, Ambrose, who professes to be a mystic and also dabbles in hypnotism and miracle cures. But when Ambrose gives an impromptu demonstration of his hypnotic powers, with astonishing results, Rigsby soon changes his mind. He sees the possibilities of improving his flagging relationship with Miss Jones, with the help of Ambrose’s techniques.
Unfortunately, however, when Rigsby is under the influence, Miss Jones isn’t exactly entranced….

Interesting to note:

  • Production# 2937
  • 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.
  • ‘Under The Influence’ – 16.90m (2nd)

Did you know?

  • Once again, the end credits for this episode were superimposed over the “RISING DAMP” caption slide.

Dressing Rooms:-

Leonard Rossiter #12

Frances de la Tour #6

Don Warrington #8

Peter Jeffrey #9

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