British Comedy Guide

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 3, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold on tomorrow at 7:55am

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

Repeats

  1. Monday 12th December 2011 at 1:55pm on Gold
  2. Tuesday 13th December 2011 at 8:50am on Gold
  3. Thursday 26th April 2012 at 10:20am on Gold
  4. Thursday 26th April 2012 at 4:20pm on Gold
  5. Thursday 14th June 2012 at 9:40am on Gold
  6. Thursday 14th June 2012 at 3:00pm on Gold
  7. Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 9:00am on Gold
  8. Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 3:00pm on Gold
  9. Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 9:40am on Gold
  10. Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 3:40pm on Gold
  11. Friday 7th June 2013 at 2:20pm on Gold
  12. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 9:55am on Gold
  13. Tuesday 14th January 2014 at 6:45am on Gold
  14. Tuesday 14th January 2014 at 2:10pm on Gold
  15. Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 6:40am on Gold
  16. Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 1:00pm on Gold
  17. Monday 21st July 2014 at 6:00am on Gold
  18. Monday 21st July 2014 at 12:20pm on Gold
  19. Thursday 16th October 2014 at 1:40pm on Drama
  20. Thursday 16th October 2014 at 7:20pm on Drama
  21. Sunday 4th January 2015 at 4:20pm on Gold
  22. Monday 5th January 2015 at 1:45pm on Gold
  23. Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 4:15pm on BBC2
  24. Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 6:40pm on Drama
  25. Wednesday 13th May 2015 at 3:20pm on Gold
  26. Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 6:40pm on Drama
  27. Monday 7th December 2015 at 1:40pm on Drama
  28. Monday 7th December 2015 at 6:00pm on Drama
  29. Monday 18th January 2016 at 6:00pm on Drama
  30. Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 8:40am on Gold
  31. Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 3:20pm on Gold
  32. Monday 5th September 2016 at 10:00pm on Yesterday
  33. Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 8:35pm on Yesterday
  34. Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 3:00pm on BBC2

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
John Rudling Brabinger (Butler)
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
Ian Rawnsley Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
John Dunstan Editor

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