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 7

Hartley's death re-opens the chasm in Richard's finances, and the manor is once again under the hammer. A saviour could still be at hand, but what does the future hold for Grantleigh - not to mention Audrey, Richard and Mrs Poo?


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial titles Back To The Manor and The Wedding.

Broadcast details

Sunday 29th 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
Michael Bilton Ned
Guest cast
Jonathan Elsom J. J. Anderson
Dennis Ramsden Arnold Plunkett
Daphne Oxenford Mrs Patterson
Anthony Sharp Brigadier Lemington
Betty Tucker Mrs. Beecham
John Barron Lumsden
Peter Penry-Jones Gayforth
Tim Barrett Captain Newman
Daniel Chatto Heatherington-Poole
Writing team
Christopher Bond Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Dunstan Editor
Dacre Punt Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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