To The Manor Born
Riches-to-rags-to-riches romantic tale of Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved stately home to pay off her late husband's debts
Once wealthy Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is forced to sell her stately home to supermarket owner Richard DeVere. A millionaire of Czechoslovakian birth, DeVere has little idea of what is involved in living on, let alone running, a country estate. Audrey takes it upon herself to teach him 'nobility' whilst coming to terms with her own reduced status as his tenant.
Our Review: Thoroughly enjoyable and enduringly popular to this day, To The Manor Born presents a charming take on middle England, class clashes, country life, and - a golden theme in the 1980s - social mobility.