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

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