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To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 6: Grape Vine

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Stately sitcom. Audrey waits until DeVere goes away until she herself goes on holiday. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Barbinger:
John Rudling
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Brigadier Lemington:
Anthony Sharp
JJ Anderson:
Jonathan Elsom
Arnold Plunkett:
Dennis Ramsden
Mrs Plunkett:
Joyce Windsor
Director:
Ian Rawnsley
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 8: The First Noel

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic sitcom. As Christmas approaches, Audrey is determined to carry out her responsibilities as though she still lived at the manor. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Rector:
Gerald Sim

To the Manor Born

Series 2

Episode 3: Never Be Alone

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stately sitcom. Audrey helps Richard catalogue his antique china, only to discover one piece has been mislaid.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 3: Horse vs Cars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stately sitcom. A repair bill for Audrey's Rolls-Royce finally convinces her to revert to four-legged horsepower.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Poulovicka:
Daphne Heard
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Barbringer:
John Rudling
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 3: Going to Church

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Class-based sitcom. Audrey takes DeVere to task for failing to turn up in church on Sunday, but then fails to practise what she preaches.

Contributors

Brabinger:
John Rudling
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Margery Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 7: Back to the Manor

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stately sitcom. Audrey's hopes of regaining her position as lady of the manor look like being dashed when Richard's business crisis forces him to sell up.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Lumsden:
John Barron
The Brigadier:
Anthony Sharp
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Brabinger:
John Rudling
Mrs Patterson:
John Rudling
Arnold Plunkett:
Dennis Ramsden
JJ Anderson:
Jonathan Elsom
Captain Newman:
Tim Barrett
Mrs Beacham:
Betty Tucker
Director:
Ian Rawnsley
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama starring Edith Evans and Eric Portman. A lonely old woman believes that her house is inhabited by mischievous creatures who play tricks on her.

Contributors

Mrs Maggie Ross:
Edith Evans
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Archie Ross:
Eric Portman
The Girl Upstairs:
Nanette Newman

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Blackly comic variation on a classic tale, in which the good doctor, experimenting with ways to prolong life, tests the formula on himself and metamorphoses into a beautiful woman. Show more

To the Manor Born

25th Wedding Anniversary Special

Duration: 56 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A special edition first shown on the BBC in 2007 after a 26-year-hiatus. Audrey and Richard plan for their upcoming 25th wedding anniversary. Show more

Contributors

Audrey DeVere:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Emmeridge:
Alan David
Adam fforbes-Hamilton:
Alexander Armstrong
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Archie Pennington-Booth:
Michael Cochrane
Panel Chairman:
Georgie Glen
Sgt Trubshaw:
David Hedges
Producer:
Justin Davies
Executive Producer:
Jon Plowman

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 5: Cosmetics

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sitcom about a former lady of the manor. Richard is anxious to sign a profitable contract with the glamorous Mademoiselle Dutoit, even if it means inventing a wife. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Brigadier:
Anthony Sharp
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Barbinger:
John Rudling
Mlle Dutoit:
Rula Lenska
SCREIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 2: All New Together

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Audrey moves out of Grantleigh Manor. Her hopes of seeing the estate run along old lines are dashed when she discovers the new owner's background.

Contributors

Brabinger:
John Rudling
Rector:
Gerald Sim
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard

To the Manor Born

Series 2

Episode 1: The New Farm Manager

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stately sitcom. Richard offers Ned's services to Audrey in Brabinger's absence but Ned thinks it is all a plot to remove him from his tied cottage. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Spalding:
Ben Aris
Mrs Beecham:
Betty Tucker
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 2

Episode 5: The Honours List

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stately sitcom. Fearing that DeVere's plans to enlarge the fields will destroy the surrounding countryside, Audrey leads the local community's campaign to stop him.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
The Brigadier:
Anthony Sharp
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Barbinger:
John Rudling
Mrs Beecham:
Betty Tucker
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 3

Episode 4: Birds Vs Bees

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sitcom about a lady of the manor who is forced to give up her home to a grocery tycoon. A rare bird nesting on the estate attracts interest among local naturalists. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
The Brigadier:
Anthony Sharp
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
Brabinger:
John Rudling
Cadwallader:
Charles Kay
Mrs Patterson:
Daphne Oxenford
SCRIPT ASSOCIATE:
Christopher Bond

To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 1: Grantleigh

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom. Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, an upper-class widow, is forced into an alliance with a self-made man in a bid to keep her stately home. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard Devere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Barbinger:
John Rudling
The Rector:
Gerald Sim
JJ Anderson:
Jonathan Elsom

Bergerac

Series 3

Episode 10: House Guests

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Police drama series set in Jersey. A private meeting of European financiers attracts some extremely dangerous attention.

Contributors

Jim Bergerac:
John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford:
Terence Alexander
Sir Gervase Ewell:
Patrick Allen
Fleur Ewell:
Kate Fahy
Neldricken:
Dudley Grant
Rimbaud:
Bob Cartland
Leister:
Wolfe Morris
Major Cranshaw:
Gerald Sim
Writer:
Bill Craig