- Comedy Drama
- BBC Two
- 6 (1 series)
- George Cole, Geraldine James, David Suchet, Julia McKenzie and Simon Cadell
- Tom Sharpe and Malcolm Bradbury
- Roger Bamford
- Evgeny Gridneff and Brian Eastman
An adaptation of Tom Sharpe's comic novel. When Lady Maud decides to start divorce proceedings her husband, Sir Giles, comes up with a cunning idea - why not run a new road through their property, thereby destroying Lady Maud's ancestral home and getting a large sum of compensation from the government!
But Sir Giles hasn't counted on his wife's capacity to incite the gentle folk of Worford to riot, nor the abilities of Blott, the gardener and mystery man in the equation...