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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