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 3, Episode 2

The local railway station, Marlbury, is faced with closure, and Audrey's damned if she'll let that happen without a fight. Unfortunately, Richard's got his eye on the site for his new cash-and-carry.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Station Closing and Save The Railway Station!.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th October 1981
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
    Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
    Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
    Gerald Sim The Rector
    John Rudling Brabinger
    Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
    Guest cast
    Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
    Ben Aris Spalding
    Richard Thorp Lovejoy
    Bruce Bould Dawkins
    William Moore The Stationmaster
    John Iles 1st Surveyor
    Bogdan Kominowski 2nd Surveyor
    Writing team
    Peter Spence Writer
    Christopher Bond Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Gareth Gwenlan Director
    Gareth Gwenlan Producer
    John Dunstan Editor
    Dacre Punt Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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