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

Mapp & Lucia (2014)

BBC One comedy drama. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Felicity Montagu, Gemma Whelan, Paul Ritter and others.

Mapp & Lucia

EF Benson's classic Mapp And Lucia adapted into a BBC One comedy drama. Overseen by Steve Pemberton

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Felicity Montagu, Gemma Whelan, Paul Ritter, Poppy Miller and others
Writers
EF Benson and Steve Pemberton
Director
Diarmuid Lawrence
Producer
Susie Liggat

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!

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