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

Mapp & Lucia (2014)

BBC One comedy drama based on EF Benson's characters. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and others.

Series 1, Episode 2

Mapp is still reeling from Lucia's victory at the summer fete.

Further details

Mapp & Lucia. Image shows from L to R: Ursula 'Ursy' Pillson (Joanna Scanlan), Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint (Mark Gatiss), Hermione 'Hermy' Pillson (Katy Brand). Copyright: BBC.

Mapp is still reeling from Lucia's victory at the summer fete and is left to watch disconsolately as the town residents flock to Lucia's little dinner parties across the street. Meanwhile all of Tilling are hard at work on their entries for the Summer Art Exhibition, one of the highlights of the Tilling social calendar.

When Lucia and Georgie lay out their intentions to submit their sketches Mapp snaps and begins an underhand counteroffensive to keep them out. It's a clever move but subterfuge rarely lies hidden for long in a place like Tilling. Lucia can see Mapp's little game and is more than happy to play her at it.

Faced with a very public shaming Mapp is forced to back down. She returns to Wasters emotionally bruised, an outsider in her own town with nothing but marrow jam for company. That is until she receives a totally unexpected and rather exotic guest whose introduction to Tilling may be just enough to put Mapp back on top. Whether she likes it or not Lucia's got a full scale war on her hands, she'll have to sink to Mapp's level if she wants to keep her crown.

Meanwhile Georgie receives a mysterious delivery of luggage, golf clubs and a rather gruff and troublesome dog. Something's afoot and there's many a raised eyebrow as he takes a rather startling new interest in golf.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 30th December 2014
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Miranda Richardson Elizabeth Mapp
    Anna Chancellor Lucia Lucas
    Mark Gatiss Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
    Steve Pemberton Georgie Pillson
    Felicity Montagu Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow
    Gemma Whelan Irene Coles
    Paul Ritter Rev. Kenneth 'Padre' Bartlett
    Poppy Miller Evie Bartlett
    Nicholas Woodeson Algernon Wyse
    Pippa Haywood Susan Wyse MBE
    Guest cast
    Katy Brand Hermione 'Hermy' Pillson
    Joanna Scanlan Ursula 'Ursy' Pillson
    Gavin Brocker Cadman
    Susan Porrett Withers
    Andy Godfrey Twistevant
    Jenny Platt Foljambe
    Soo Drouet Grosvenor
    Harish Patel Guru
    Writing team
    EF Benson Writer
    Steve Pemberton Writer (Adapted By)
    Victoria Brown Script Editor
    Production team
    Diarmuid Lawrence Director
    Susie Liggat Producer
    Lisa Osborne Executive Producer
    Anne Pivcevic Executive Producer
    David Head Editor
    James Lewis Production Designer
    Kevin Sargent Composer

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