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To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 5: The Summer Hunt Ball

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. DeVere hosts the traditional hunt ball but asks Marjory to organise it instead of Audrey, who in turn arranges an exquisite revenge. Show more

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Poulovicka:
Daphne Heard
Barbringer:
John Rudling
Mrs Patterson:
Daphne Oxenford
CSM Godbolt:
Shaun Curry
Brigadier Lemington:
Anthony Sharp
Mrs Plunkett:
Joyce Windsor
Mackenzie McLeod:
Paul Barber

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Series 2

Episode 4: Great Expectations

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom about a bachelor living with his parents. Mother is out to get Aunt Esme's money for Timothy, and Timothy has encounters with a garage owner and his dogs. Show more

Contributors

Timothy Lumsden:
Ronnie Corbett
Mrs Lumsden:
Barbara Lott
Mr Lumsden:
William Moore
Aunt Esme:
Sheila Raynor
Passer-by:
John Rudling
Policeman:
James Muir
Producer:
David Askey

To the Manor Born

Series 2

Episode 6: Vive Le Sport

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Stately sitcom. Audrey puts her back out fetching in the firewood.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Barbinger:
John Rudling
Mrs Patterson:
Daphne Oxenford
Mrs Beecham:
Betty Tucker
Mr Purvis:
John Gleeson
SCRIPT 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 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

To the Manor Born

Series 1

Episode 7: A Touch of Class

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Stately sitcom. When DeVere decides to film a commercial at the manor, Audrey thinks the world should know the truth about him - and about her.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Marjory Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Barbinger:
John Rudling
Blain Fairman:
Bob Roberts
Director:
Ian Rawnsley
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 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 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 4: Nation's Heritage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stately sitcom. DeVere moves his multinational grocery business to the manor and crosses swords with Audrey over a fireplace.

Contributors

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:
Penelope Keith
Richard DeVere:
Peter Bowles
Margery Frobisher:
Angela Thorne
Mrs Polouvicka:
Daphne Heard
Barbringer:
John Rudling
Mrs Patterson:
Daphne Oxenford

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