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 3

Audrey gets a good taste of normal life when some unpaid bills catch up with her, and the local garage confiscates her Rolls. Forced to take a job, she finds a position managing Mrs Proctor's stables and riding school. Meanwhile, Richard's finally bought the helicopter he's been talking about...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Horses Vs. Cars and Horses And Helicopters.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st November 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
    Jonathan Elsom J. J. Anderson
    Jayne Lester Linda
    Gwen Cherrell Mrs. Proctor
    Gordon Peters The Traffic Warden
    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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