- 1988 - 1993
- BBC One
- 26 (1 pilot + 4 series)
- Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Catherine Rabett, Susie Brann, Mavis Pugh and more
- David Croft and Jimmy Perry
- David Croft and Roy Gould
- David Croft
It is 1927 and life continues with a distinctly Victorian air in the London residence of wealthy businessman and widower Lord George Meldrum.
Whilst Meldrum and his family - his brother Teddy, daugthers Cissy and Poppy, and his mother-in-law, Lady Lavender - live a life of luxury above stairs, their staff work below them.
The staff are headed by butler Alf, whose constant schemes to cheat the Meldrums are often foiled by his own daughter, Ivy's, dimwittedness, and footman James Twelvetrees. There's also kindly cook Mrs Lipton, too-wise-for-his-own-good bootboy Henry, and charlady Mabel Wheeler.
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- Camera set-up
- Soundtrack written by Jimmy Perry and Roy Moore. Theme tune performed by Bob Monkhouse and Paul Shane.
- First broadcast
- Thursday 29th December 1988 at 8pm on BBC One
- Most recent repeats
- Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 7:35am on Gold - Series 3, Episode 7
- Monday 2nd March 2020 at 7:25am on Gold - Series 3, Episode 6
- Sunday 1st March 2020 at 7:40am on Gold - Series 3, Episode 5
- BBC Television Centre - Pilot, recorded in TC6
- BBC Elstree Centre - All series, recorded in Studio D