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 7

Money's tight at the Lodge, and Audrey's faced with red bills and cut-off services. Mr DeVere, meanwhile, has landed a role in a television advert to be filmed at the manor.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles The TV Commercial and A Touch Of Class.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 11th November 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
John Rudling Brabinger
Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
Michael Bilton Ned
Guest cast
Blain Fairman Bob Roberts (Director)
John Gleeson Mr. Purvis
Celia Imrie Polly (Checkout Girl / Doctor's Receptionist)
Writing team
Peter Spence Writer
Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
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