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 1, Episode 7 is repeated on Drama today at 6pm.

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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