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Release Date:
25 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to... See more »
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4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Shameful. See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 20)
Penelope Keith ... Audrey / ... (22 episodes, 1979-2007)

Peter Bowles ... DeVere / ... (22 episodes, 1979-2007)
Angela Thorne ... Marjory / ... (22 episodes, 1979-2007)
Daphne Heard ... Mrs. Polouvicka (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
John Rudling ... Brabinger (16 episodes, 1979-1981)
Gerald Sim ... The Rector / ... (15 episodes, 1979-2007)
Michael Bilton ... Ned (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
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Series Directed by
Gareth Gwenlan (22 episodes, 1979-2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Spence (22 episodes, 1979-2007)

Series Produced by
Gareth Gwenlan .... producer (22 episodes, 1979-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Ronnie Hazlehurst (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Sorapure (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Dunstan (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
 
Series Casting by
Sarah Hughes (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Ian Rawnsley (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dacre Punt (7 episodes, 1981)
Gloria Clayton (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jane Shepherd (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rupert Jarvis (7 episodes, 1981)
Dorinda Rea (6 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fran Needham .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Heather Squire .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Production Management
Richard Boden .... production manager (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vivien Ackland-Snow .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2007)
Grenville Bartlett .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2007)
Lisa Thornton .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Stewart Austin .... graphic designer / graphic design (5 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ruth Hyde .... property buyer (4 episodes, 1981)
Derek Leigh .... property buyer (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Ian Sansam .... film recordist (7 episodes, 1979)
Jack Sudic .... sound (7 episodes, 1979)
Graham Wilkinson .... sound / sound supervisor (7 episodes, 1981-2007)
Bruce Gallaway .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1981)
Bryan Showell .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1980)
Michael McCarthy .... sound (5 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Keith Edwards .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mat Irvine .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1979)
Stuart Brisdon .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Stunts
Bruce Cain .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2007)
Richard Hansen .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2007)
Kim McGarrity .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2007)
Tony Smart .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Barber .... lighting (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Alec Curtis .... film cameraman (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ron Peverall .... senior cameraman (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Allen .... costume (7 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Joan Duncan .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bill Morton .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... composer: title music (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Christopher Bond .... script associate (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Richard Boden .... production assistant / production team (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sue Bysh .... production team (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
John B. Hobbs .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1979)
Liz Cranston .... production team (7 episodes, 1981)
Camilla Howard .... production team (7 episodes, 1981)
Sylvie McRoberts .... production team (7 episodes, 1981)
Jane Hawley .... production team (6 episodes, 1980)
 

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The final episode held the record until 1996 for the biggest-ever audience for a single programme on British TV, with an audience of over 27 million viewers. The record was broken 15 years later by the series "Only Fools and Horses...." (1981) with 27.6 million viewers.See more »
Quotes:
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Mrs. Polouvicka:We have a saying in old Czechoslovakia.
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Featured in Maid in Britain (2010) (TV)See more »
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4 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Shameful., 18 June 2005
Author: Ben (thegumball) from NE England

Unfortunately, this is one of those series that portrays the English as being a nation of foppish aristocrats. We all know this is not the case - our country is, after all, the origin of the word 'chav' - and yet some of my American friends are calling this a 'true British sitcom,' etcetera.

This is a largely forgettable series that should appeal to the upper-middle classes and Tory voters. It focuses around Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton and the trials and tribulations of being so fantastically rich that you never need to do anything, besides being generally obnoxious and judgemental to everybody around you, and Richard DeVere, who is constantly being lampooned for his non-English heritage.

To The Manor Born shares The Royle Family's amazing variety for place and people, as well as its stereotypical portrayal of an English societal class, using its subject of upper class for 'comedic' racism and the development of inferiority complexes.

Having watched a good few episodes from the series, I find it to be unforgettable and often rather boring. It is suitable for background viewing, if you can stand Audrey's shrill voice.

I advise you to steer clear. An acquired taste for sure.

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