Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De Vere, owner of a major supermarket chain. Audrey makes sure she's on hand to keep an eye on him by buying The Old Lodge on the edge of the Manor grounds. As time goes by both Richard and Audrey realises that they are falling for each other but both are too shy to do anything about it. Meanwhile, Mrs. Polouvicka, Richard's mother (he changed his name to help him in his business.) knows the situation between Richard and Audrey and is determined to see that Richard does the right thing. Audrey's friend Marjory Frobisher and butler Brabinger are on hand to help out if necessary. Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Did You Know?
The first name of Audrey's late husband was spelled "Marton", not "Martin". This unusual spelling, seen on his gravestone in To the Manor Born: Back to the Manor
(1981), began as a typo when Peter Spence
, the creator, was typing a copy of the original radio script on which the TV version was based. John Lloyd
, the producer of the radio play, decided to keep this spelling because "the aristocracy are always mucking about with the spelling of things". See more
We're about to have another lecture, are we?
If that's what you want to call it...
In that case, I'll be brief. I'm fed up to the back teeth with the way you keep rushing over here with some little quibble about the way I'm running this estate. I know for a fact that you have no real quarrel with the way I'm doing it, so why do you keep finding fault? I'll tell you why: firstly, because you want to prove to everybody that you're still Dame High and Mighty around here and secondly, because you ...
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