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.

25th Anniversary Special is repeated on Drama on Monday 25th November at 2am.

Series 1, Episode 6

Frustrated at constant comments about her pasty appearance, Audrey sets off on holiday - or at least sets about creating the appearance of one, whilst relaxing under a sun lamp in the Lodge!


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles The Grape Vine and A Holiday At Home.

Broadcast details

Sunday 4th November 1979
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
    Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
    Guest cast
    Jonathan Elsom J. J. Anderson
    Dennis Ramsden Arnold Plunkett
    Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
    Joyce Windsor Mrs 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
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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