Mapp & Lucia. Image shows from L to R: Lucia Lucas (Anna Chancellor), Georgie Pillson (Steve Pemberton), Elizabeth Mapp (Miranda Richardson). Copyright: BBC
Mapp & Lucia

Mapp & Lucia (2014)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2014
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

EF Benson's classic Mapp And Lucia adapted into a BBC One comedy drama. Overseen by Steve Pemberton. Stars Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Felicity Montagu and more.

Mapp & Lucia. Image shows from L to R: Lucia Lucas (Anna Chancellor), Elizabeth Mapp (Miranda Richardson). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Stars
Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Felicity Montagu, Gemma Whelan, Paul Ritter, Poppy Miller and more
Writers
EF Benson, Steve Pemberton and Victoria Brown
Director
Diarmuid Lawrence
Producers
Susie Liggat, Lisa Osborne and Anne Pivcevic
Companies

It is mid-summer in Tilling and Miss Elizabeth Mapp, the town's resident schemer and woman of great self-importance, is anticipating a special guest. As is the accepted tradition in Tilling, Mapp is leasing her beautiful Queen Anne House to Mrs Emmeline Lucas (known to her friends as Lucia) for the summer months.

But on this occasion Mapp has bitten off more than she can chew. Lucia is the resident queen of her home town; vain, selfish, imperious and, in short, a glorious snob. Recently widowed, she sees Tilling as the perfect place to end her grieving and reintegrate herself into society, ably assisted by her devoted best friend Georgie Pillson.

Whilst Mapp hopes to 'run' Lucia and mete her out to her fellow Tillingites, Lucia is her own woman, who can charms and bully her own way into their lives. The residents of Tilling can only watch as Mapp pits herself Lucia in an ever-spiralling warfare which spans garden produce, bridge and a fund-raising fete. Tilling cannot possible contain these two women - let battle commence and the worst woman win!

Additional details

Also known as
  • Mapp And Lucia
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 29th December 2014 at 9:05pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 9pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 1:25am on Drama - Episode 3
  • Monday 17th April 2017 at 8:00pm on Drama - Episode 3
  • Monday 17th April 2017 at 1:25am on Drama - Episode 2

Recording details

  • Rye - Filmed on location in Rye, East Sussex, the town that inspired E.F. Benson's fictional Tilling.

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