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

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