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 2, Episode 1

Richard has a new farm manager on the estate assessing Grantleigh farm's efficiency. When he suggests that, following Brabinger's accident, Ned should take over the role for a few weeks, suspicions are raised.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title The New Farm Manager.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 5th October 1980
Time
8:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 18th August 2011 9:20am Gold
Thursday 18th August 2011 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 13th December 2011 1:25pm Gold
Wednesday 14th December 2011 8:10am Gold
Friday 27th April 2012 10:20am Gold
Friday 27th April 2012 4:20pm Gold
Friday 15th June 2012 9:40am Gold
Friday 15th June 2012 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 6th September 2012 9:00am Gold
Thursday 6th September 2012 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 8th November 2012 9:40am Gold
Thursday 8th November 2012 3:40pm Gold
Monday 18th February 2013 9:40am Gold
Monday 18th February 2013 3:40pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2013 3:00pm Gold
Saturday 8th June 2013 10:40am Gold
Wednesday 15th January 2014 6:40am Gold
Wednesday 15th January 2014 2:10pm Gold
Wednesday 26th March 2014 6:45am Gold
Wednesday 26th March 2014 1:10pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 6:00am Gold
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 12:20pm Gold
Friday 17th October 2014 1:40pm Drama
Friday 17th October 2014 7:20pm Drama
Friday 13th February 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Wednesday 13th May 2015 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 14th May 2015 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 11th June 2015 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 8th December 2015 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 8th December 2015 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 19th January 2016 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th March 2016 8:40am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2016 3:20pm Gold
Monday 5th September 2016 10:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 6th September 2016 9:15pm Yesterday
Thursday 13th October 2016 3:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 7th February 2017 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 7th February 2017 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 10th August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Friday 18th August 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 31st August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Wednesday 18th October 2017 7:45am Gold
Thursday 19th October 2017 7:40am Gold
Wednesday 13th December 2017 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 8:05am Gold
Saturday 30th March 2019 4:20pm Drama
Sunday 31st March 2019 7:10am Drama
Thursday 24th October 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 15th June 2020 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 13th January 2021 5:25pm Drama
Wednesday 14th July 2021 6:40pm Drama
Friday 24th June 2022 7:00am Drama
Friday 24th June 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 1st November 2022 8:00pm BBC4
Saturday 5th November 2022 11:20pm BBC4
Thursday 27th April 2023 8:35am Drama
Thursday 27th April 2023 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 20th February 2024 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 25th February 2024 12:40am BBC4

Cast & crew

Cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
Gerald Sim The Rector
Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
Michael Bilton Ned
Guest cast
Nicholas McArdle Miller
Ben Aris Spalding
Betty Tucker Mrs. Beecham
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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