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 2 is repeated on BBC4 on Tuesday at 8:30pm.

Series 1, Episode 2

As Mr DeVere - or rather, Mr Polouvicka - takes up residence in the manor, the Lodge also has a new owner. Richard's mother has met the seemingly reclusive resident, but he's yet to come across his new neighbour...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles The New Owner and All New Together.

Broadcast details

Sunday 7th October 1979
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 8:30pm on BBC4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
Gerald Sim The Rector
Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
Guest cast
George Tovey Bert
Vincent Brimble Arthur
Writing team
Peter Spence Writer
Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer

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