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 2

Audrey and Marjory invite old school friend Podge for the weekend, following her recent divorce. The figure that arrives, however, is far from that which they expected!

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title The Spare Room.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 12th October 1980
Time
8:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 19th August 2011 9:20am Gold
Friday 19th August 2011 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th August 2011 9:30am Gold
Thursday 25th August 2011 1:55pm Gold
Tuesday 13th December 2011 2:05pm Gold
Wednesday 14th December 2011 8:50am Gold
Monday 30th April 2012 10:20am Gold
Monday 30th April 2012 4:20pm Gold
Monday 18th June 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 18th June 2012 3:00pm Gold
Friday 7th September 2012 9:00am Gold
Friday 7th September 2012 3:00pm Gold
Friday 9th November 2012 9:40am Gold
Friday 9th November 2012 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th February 2013 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 19th February 2013 3:40pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2013 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 8th June 2013 11:20am Gold
Thursday 16th January 2014 6:45am Gold
Thursday 16th January 2014 2:10pm Gold
Thursday 27th March 2014 6:40am Gold
Thursday 27th March 2014 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 6:00am Gold
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 12:20pm Gold
Monday 20th October 2014 1:40pm Drama
Monday 20th October 2014 7:20pm Drama
Monday 9th February 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Thursday 14th May 2015 6:40pm Drama
Friday 15th May 2015 3:20pm Gold
Friday 12th June 2015 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 9th December 2015 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 9th December 2015 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 20th January 2016 6:00pm Drama
Friday 11th March 2016 8:40am Gold
Friday 11th March 2016 3:20pm Gold
Monday 12th September 2016 10:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 13th September 2016 8:35pm Yesterday
Friday 7th October 2016 3:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 7th February 2017 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 7th February 2017 4:00pm Gold
Sunday 18th June 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Monday 19th June 2017 4:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 9th August 2017 8:20pm Gold
Friday 11th August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Monday 11th December 2017 7:40am Gold
Saturday 6th April 2019 3:00pm Drama
Thursday 13th June 2019 3:15am Drama
Saturday 29th June 2019 3:10am Drama
Friday 25th October 2019 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 16th June 2020 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 14th January 2021 5:25pm Drama
Thursday 15th July 2021 6:40pm Drama
Monday 27th June 2022 7:00am Drama
Monday 27th June 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 8th November 2022 8:00pm BBC4
Saturday 12th November 2022 10:35pm BBC4
Friday 28th April 2023 8:30am Drama
Friday 28th April 2023 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 27th February 2024 8:00pm BBC4
Sunday 3rd March 2024 12:10am BBC4

Cast & crew

Cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
Michael Bilton Ned
Guest cast
Joan Blackham Diana 'Podge' Hodge
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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