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 is repeated on Drama today at 5:25pm.

Series 2, Episode 5

Unfortunately for Richard, his latest attempt to overhaul the workings of the estate farm and improve its throughput happen to coincide with Marjory and Audrey's being on a kick of 'countryside conservancy'.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title The Honours List.

Broadcast details

Sunday 2nd November 1980
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 5:25pm on Drama

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
Gerald Sim The Rector
John Rudling Brabinger
Michael Bilton Ned
Guest cast
Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
Nicholas McArdle Miller
Betty Tucker Mrs. Beecham
David Garth Sir Peter Allenshaw
Writing team
Peter Spence Writer
Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer

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