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 2, Episode 4

An ageing tramp pays his yearly visit to Grantleigh in search of work as a casual labourer. After playing Richard and Audrey off against each other for the duration, he's got one or two revelations left...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Remnant Of A Garden Flower and Tramps And Poachers.

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th October 1980
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
    Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
    Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
    Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
    Michael Bilton Ned
    Guest cast
    Daphne Oxenford Mrs Patterson
    Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
    David Lloyd Meredith Hawkins
    Anthony Howard Sir William Willoughby
    Bill Travers Arthur Smith
    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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