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

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    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
    John Dunstan Editor
    Ian Rawnsley Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
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