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.

25th Anniversary Special is repeated on Drama on Monday 25th November at 2am.

Series 3, Episode 6

Richard faces a coup in the boardroom. Alarmed at the prospect of another new owner at Grantleigh, Audrey steps in to lend a hand.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Business Troubles, Connections In High Places and The Business Crisis.

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd November 1981
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Penelope Keith Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
    Peter Bowles Richard DeVere
    Angela Thorne Marjory Frobisher
    John Rudling Brabinger
    Daphne Heard Mrs. Polouvicka
    Michael Bilton Ned
    Guest cast
    Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
    John Barron Lumsden
    Peter Penry-Jones Gayforth
    Ballard Berkeley Greville Hartley
    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
    Gloria Clayton Production Designer

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