"Rising Damp": A Celebration Hardcover – 7 Sep 2001
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About the Author
Richard Webber is a journalist specialising in showbusiness. He has contributed to a host of newspapers and magazines, including Daily Express, Sunday Express, The Mirror, TV Times, The Lady, Yours, OK!, My Weekly and Woman's Weekly. He is the author of seven previous books about classic television programmes, including the best-selling The Complete A-Z of Dad's Army. Richard lives in Somerset with his wife, Paula, and baby daughter, Hollie.
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The book includes a detailed history of the series (and the stageplay--The Banana Box--upon which it was based), with information on how the series came about, how the right atmosphere was created on the set, how the right effect was achieved for the characters through wardrobe, and so on. The book commences with a 7-page bio of writer Eric Chappell. It includes brief (one-half page or so) bios of the producers and directors, bios on each of the four main actors and the characters they portrayed (2 to 7 pages each), and brief (1 to 2 page) bios of all the actors who appeared as "other tenants." A lovely inclusion are the very brief (but informative) little bios on all the other actors who appeared in the show--actors such as Diana King, Larry Martyn, Fanny Rowe, and Andrew Sachs to name a few. Indeed, it was interesting to find out what became of many of them and what other shows they've been in.
Also included is a complete episode guide, with summaries of each episode, the cast listing for each episode, the date of recording and of original transmission, and even the locations where rehearsals took place.Read more ›
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Rising Damp 'A Celebration' is a very good collection of material about the actors, scripts and background of the original thoughts for a play called The Banana Box which, in turn,... Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2013 by sandra baker
A superb effort. Nice companion to the DVD box set. Very well researched and now has a permanant place on my bookshelf.Published on 3 Oct. 2012 by Geoffrey Lake 'Banginman'