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 4

Audrey is shocked to see a perfectly good and very old fireplace thrown out by Richard, despite the fact that she never liked it herself. She's also more than a little agitated by the apparent unfairness of her new position in life...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles The Fireplace and Nation's Heritage.

Broadcast details

Sunday 21st October 1979
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
John Rudling Brabinger
Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
Guest cast
Michael Ripper Trotter
Daphne Oxenford Mrs Patterson
Jayne Lester Linda
Writing team
Peter Spence Writer
Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer

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