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

To The Manor Born

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1979 - 2007
  • 22 episodes (3 series)

Riches-to-rags-to-riches romantic tale of Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved stately home to pay off her late husband's debts. Stars Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Angela Thorne, Gerald Sim, John Rudling and more.

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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

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 12th December 2011 1:55pm Gold
Tuesday 13th December 2011 8:50am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 10:20am Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 4:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th June 2012 9:40am Gold
Thursday 14th June 2012 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th September 2012 9:00am Gold
Wednesday 5th September 2012 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 7th November 2012 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 7th November 2012 3:40pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2013 2:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th June 2013 9:55am Gold
Tuesday 14th January 2014 6:45am Gold
Tuesday 14th January 2014 2:10pm Gold
Tuesday 25th March 2014 6:40am Gold
Tuesday 25th March 2014 1:00pm Gold
Monday 21st July 2014 6:00am Gold
Monday 21st July 2014 12:20pm Gold
Thursday 16th October 2014 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 16th October 2014 7:20pm Drama
Sunday 4th January 2015 4:20pm Gold
Monday 5th January 2015 1:45pm Gold
Wednesday 11th February 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Tuesday 12th May 2015 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 13th May 2015 3:20pm Gold
Wednesday 10th June 2015 6:40pm Drama
Monday 7th December 2015 1:40pm Drama
Monday 7th December 2015 6:00pm Drama
Monday 18th January 2016 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 8th March 2016 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 8th March 2016 3:20pm Gold
Monday 5th September 2016 10:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 6th September 2016 8:35pm Yesterday
Tuesday 11th October 2016 3:00pm BBC2
Monday 6th February 2017 9:20am Gold
Monday 6th February 2017 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Friday 11th August 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 18th August 2017 8:20am Gold
Friday 18th August 2017 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 30th August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Friday 13th October 2017 7:40am Gold
Saturday 14th October 2017 7:20am Gold
Saturday 30th March 2019 3:00pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 12th June 2020 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 12th January 2021 5:25pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 8:30pm BBC4
Tuesday 13th July 2021 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 7:00am Drama
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 6:00pm Drama
Friday 17th February 2023 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 25th April 2023 8:35am Drama
Tuesday 25th April 2023 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 13th February 2024 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 18th February 2024 12:15am BBC4

Cast & crew

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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