Manager at the
restaurant The Grange. Known by Rigsby since childhood and during
Refuses to admit Rigsby or to believe he has booked a table. Tries to
Rigsby quiet when he talks about his wartime desertion and swindling
US forces over the price of tea and sandwiches on his father's stall.
Rigsby thrown out after getting into a fight with Spooner and losing a
hopeful girlfriend. Tried to get drunk by Alan and drugged with
tablets Alan has acquired. Thrown out by Rigsby when he discovers her
in the room.
A burglar posing as
officer investigating local burglaries and 'prowling'. Interrogates the
landlord and tenants before making off with Rigsby's holiday money from
the cupboard on the landing.
canvassing for support. Gets it, and nearly a lot more besides, from a
lovestruck Miss Jones. Driven away by Rigsby who tells him his car -
his mother's - is in danger from yobs while parked under the lamp-post.
Party candidate. Calls on Rigsby with his two labradors. Fond of
but recognises Rigsby as the person disqualified from the billiards
for wetting the end of his opponent's cue. Tells Rigsby his home would
likely be demolished if his party wins the vote, forcin Rigsby to soon
Very camp candidate
the Labour Party, supported by Alan and Philip. Visits the boys to help
make banners and placards, but is invited to leave by
Father of Sandra, a
courted by Alan. Tries to get Alan's intentions clear by visiting him
after reading one of Alan's letters to Sandra. Gets thrown out by
after being called Alan's father. Returns with his two strapping sons.
of Ruth, much to the annoyance of Rigsby, who tries to talk him out of
their relationship by telling him Ruth is an alcoholic. Works at the
Comes to cut off
supply after non-payment of bills for three quarters. Rigsby's sob
of the house's freezing conditions and lack of any money makes him
his mind, but a cascade of money from Rigsby's trouser leg after he had
been round emptying the meters makes him change his mind back.
Bailiff, sent by the
furniture store to reclaim their property from Rigsby after his
Agrees to wait while Rigsby tries to find some funds, but end up
cushions, lamp, and settee while Rigsby is entertaining Brenda.
an inventory of Rigsby's items to be repossessed.
Sent for by Rigsby
an exorcism on the house, which Rigsby believes is haunted by a 'grey
- actually Alan in a dress playing a prank.
the vicar. Arrives with camera to take photos of the 'grey lady' when
manifests herself. Rigsby has found the dress and is wearing it when
takes a photo.
Happily delivers a
card to Rigsby as she is surprised he has got one (he's actually
and posted it himself). Rigsby tries to get her under the mistletoe,
she resists. She returns later out of uniform, but the milkman Fred
just in time to steal the kiss from him.
Northampton. Arranged to meet Philip at the house as Philip assumes
is spending Christmas at his brother's. Rigsby thinks she is Philip's
to him, although he actually meant the bottle of strong liquor on the
Fred the milkman
Boxing Day but forgets his double cream. Chastises Rigsby over his lack
of 'Christmas cheer' and is reluctantly given a Christmas gift of 10p
Rigsby. Returns later to find Gwen under the mistletoe and gives her
third kiss in a week.
Visits the house to
the owner of the white sports car with which he was in collision the
evening. Thinking he is going to take him to court, Rigsby tells Alan
can say the car is his. When Mr. French returns, it is to admit
for the prang and gives Alan money to cover the repair of the damages.
Comes in response to
by Rigsby over Mr Grey, Rigsby's suicidal tenant. Miss Jones mistakes
for the man from the Gas Board, whom she has called separately. He
mistakes Rigsby for the suicidal tenant and insists on him being taken
away by paramedics at the end of the episode.
Curate. Visits Ruth
his singing, accompanied by Ruth on the recorder. Is scared by
Alan. Upper-class, Alan has to embroider the truth to make her think he
is on her level. Accidentally sits on a jam butty in Alan's room and
to remove her skirt to let Miss Jones sponge it down. Returns with her
mother to meet Alan and his friends. Rigsby gatecrashes the party as he
has not been invited, remembers Caroline's now-stuck up mother as being
one of the most common girls at his school, and they leave in disgust.
upper-class mother, insulted by Rigsby at party. He recognises her from
his schooldays when she was plain Mavis Bagworthy, always wiping her
on her sleeve and seen often on her father's scrap collection cart.
Father of tenant
invited by Miss Jones to sort out the quarrel over his disapproval of
boyfriend. Arrives at her room to find Rigsby there and is horrified to
think he is her boyfriend. When corrected and encounters Philip, is
more horrified. Is consequently pleased to finally meet Robin, after
Comes back upon hearing of Rigsby's impending windfall from Uncle
death. Rigsby has coaxed Ruth into pretending to be her, as a condition
of the will states that Rigsby must be happily married, and Aunt Maud
as the executor to prove he is. Rigsby is horrified to see Veronica
from the kitchen instead of Ruth. Mistaken by Ruth for will executor
Maud, and therefore talks nastily about Veronica, unwittingly to her
Excutor of Uncle
will. Comes to the house to see if a condition of the will - Rigsby
happily married - can be fulfilled. Rigsby gets Ruth to pretend to be
wife, but his real wife Veronica returns instead.
late Uncle George's will. Mistaken at first for a tax officer by
Returns later snidily happy to inform Rigsby that George paid no taxes
so there will be no money left after all.
Serves Rigsby in The
pub. Prepared to throw Rigsby out after chatting up almost every woman
on the assumption they are his blind date. Helps to do so after the
members of the wedding party set about Rigsby for upsetting the bride
Scolds Rigsby for
her daughter on her wedding day. Surprised by her age, Rigsby believes
her to be his blind date.
Mistaken for his
by Rigsby because of her pink carnation, which Rigsby arranged for his
blind date to have.
Provoked into an
with his new wife by Rigsby, when he sees him chatting her up on the
she is his blind date. Rigsby confuses the situation by saying she has
written him letters. Ruth (Rigsby's real blind date) believes the groom
to be her date.
Brought up in India,
approves of Ruth's husband-to-be, only to find she is talking to
brother Ron. When she sees Rigsby she disapproves. When Rigsby covers
blouse in boot polish which he has been putting on his hair, she
even more. She always wanted Ruth to marry Prince Charles, and so
is good enough by comparison.
Criminal brother of
Comes to the wedding of Rigsby and Ruth to get back the ring which he
to Rigsby after Ron 'found' it. Rigsby says Ron gave it to him, and Ron
compromises by offering it as their wedding present. Drives Rigsby to