To The Manor Born. Image shows from L to R: Audrey fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith), Richard DeVere (Peter Bowles). Copyright: BBC.

To The Manor Born

BBC One sitcom about a manor house. 22 episodes (3 series), 1979 - 2007. Stars Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Gerald Sim and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Following the death of her husband, Audrey fforbes-Hamilton discovers that their large country estate is almost bankrupt, and is told that she has no option other than to sell up.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Losing Grantleigh Manor and Grantleigh.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 30th September 1979
Time
8:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
Gerald Sim The Rector
John Rudling Brabinger
Guest cast
Jonathan Elsom J. J. Anderson
Dennis Ramsden Arnold Plunkett
Writing team
Peter Spence Writer
Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Dunstan Editor
Ian Rawnsley Production Designer
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