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

You Rang, M'Lord?

BBC One sitcom. 26 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1988 - 1993. Stars Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Catherine Rabett, Susie Brann 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), Alf Stokes (Paul Shane), James Twelvetrees (Jeffrey Holland), Mrs 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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1988 - 1993
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
26   (1 pilot + 4 series)
Starring
Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett, Michael Knowles, Catherine Rabett, Susie Brann, Mavis Pugh and others
Writers
David Croft and Jimmy Perry
Directors
David Croft and Roy Gould
Producer
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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