You Rang, M'Lord?. Image shows from L to R: Ivy Teasdale (Su Pollard), Alfred 'Alf' Stokes (Paul Shane). Copyright: BBC.

You Rang, M'Lord?

BBC One sitcom about an aristocratic household. 26 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1988 - 1993. Stars Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett and others.

You Rang, M'Lord?. Image shows from L to R: P.C. Wilson (Bill Pertwee), Ivy Teasdale (Su Pollard), Mabel Wheeler (Barbara New), Alfred 'Alf' Stokes (Paul Shane), James Twelvetrees (Jeffrey Holland), Blanche Lipton (Brenda Cowling), Henry Livingstone (Perry Benson). Copyright: BBC.

You Rang, M'Lord?

Comedy set in an aristocratic London townhouse in the late 1920s, following the lives of both family and staff

1988 - 1993
26   (1 pilot + 4 series)
Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Catherine Rabett, Susie Brann, Mavis Pugh and others
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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack written by Jimmy Perry and Roy Moore. Theme tune performed by Bob Monkhouse and Paul Shane.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 29th December 1988 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 24th April 1993 on BBC One at 6:10pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 7:35am on Gold

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