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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 »
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User Reviews:
Super British Sit-Com! See more (11 total) »

Cast

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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 manor house is 18th century Grade II listed building, designed by Sir John Soane, and belonged to the father-in-law of series creator Peter Spence. It is in Cricket St. Thomas, in Somerset. The manor house now forms part of a country hotel with its own wildlife park. The lodge is in reality several miles from the manor house, but with the magic of TV appears to be much closer.See more »
Quotes:
Richard DeVere:We're about to have another lecture, are we?
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton:If that's what you want to call it...
Richard DeVere: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 rather enjoy coming over here... to see me.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Super British Sit-Com!, 8 February 2001
Author: wishkah7 from Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)

When I first watched To The Manor Born one Friday night on my local PBS afilliate, I was immediately hooked from the start! In this British sit-com, Penelope Keith plays Audrey Forbes-Hamilton a charismatic and independent widow who might have to leave her stately manor that her family had lived in for years only to find out it's now being owned by Richard Devere (Peter Bowles) an owner of a supermarket chain, and not to mention a widower. I enjoy all the other characters in this like The Rector, and I haven't seen an episode I didn't like!

I really enjoy watching Audrey's and Richard's relationship develop. They're like the Emma Peel and John Steed of the show, in the fact that when they interact, they just don't know how they feel about each other! What makes this show so intriguing is it's high-brow sophisticated humor, the characters, and the in-depth storylines.

To The Manor Born is an impeccable British sit-com that deserves to be watched by anyone who's a fan of British humor. It's a lot better than the garbage they have on nowadays. :)

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