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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Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3

When a valuable antique goes missing from Richard's display of china, suspicion falls upon Audrey - who appears to be suddenly splashing out on a number of home improvements at the Lodge.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Never Be Alone.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 19th October 1980
Time
8:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th August 2011 9:20am Gold
Friday 26th August 2011 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 14th December 2011 1:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th December 2011 8:15am Gold
Tuesday 1st May 2012 10:20am Gold
Tuesday 1st May 2012 4:20pm Gold
Tuesday 19th June 2012 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 19th June 2012 3:00pm Gold
Monday 10th September 2012 9:00am Gold
Monday 10th September 2012 2:55pm Gold
Monday 12th November 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 12th November 2012 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th February 2013 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 20th February 2013 3:40pm Gold
Friday 14th June 2013 2:30pm Gold
Friday 17th January 2014 6:45am Gold
Friday 17th January 2014 2:10pm Gold
Friday 28th March 2014 6:45am Gold
Friday 28th March 2014 1:05pm Gold
Thursday 22nd May 2014 6:30am Gold
Thursday 22nd May 2014 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th July 2014 6:00am Gold
Thursday 24th July 2014 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 21st October 2014 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 21st October 2014 7:20pm Drama
Tuesday 10th February 2015 4:15pm BBC2
Friday 15th May 2015 6:40pm Drama
Monday 15th June 2015 6:40pm Drama
Thursday 10th December 2015 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 10th December 2015 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 21st January 2016 6:00pm Drama
Monday 14th March 2016 8:40am Gold
Monday 14th March 2016 3:20pm Gold
Monday 12th September 2016 10:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 13th September 2016 9:15pm Yesterday
Monday 10th October 2016 3:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 8th February 2017 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 8th February 2017 3:20pm Gold
Monday 14th August 2017 7:20pm Drama
Friday 1st September 2017 7:20pm Drama
Monday 4th September 2017 10:00pm Yesterday
Friday 20th October 2017 7:40am Gold
Saturday 21st October 2017 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2017 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 8:05am Gold
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 1:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th April 2019 3:40pm Drama
Wednesday 17th June 2020 6:00pm Drama
Friday 15th January 2021 5:25pm Drama
Friday 16th July 2021 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 28th June 2022 7:00am Drama
Tuesday 28th June 2022 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 15th November 2022 8:00pm BBC4
Saturday 19th November 2022 10:35pm BBC4
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 8:35am Drama
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 5th March 2024 8:00pm BBC4
Saturday 9th March 2024 11:55pm 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
Roger Brierley The Policeman
Ralph Watson The Kitchen Fitter
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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