Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia rents Mapp's house for the summer.

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 Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Miss Elizabeth Mapp / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Georgie Pillson (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Denis Lill ...
 Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mary MacLeod ...
 Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Rev. Kenneth Bartlett (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cecily Hobbs ...
 'Quaint' Irene Coles (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Geoffrey Chater ...
 Mr. Algernon Wyse / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Marion Mathie ...
 Mrs. Susan Wyse MBE / ... (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Geraldine Newman ...
 Grosvenor (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ken Kitson ...
 Cadman (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lucinda Gane ...
 Foljambe (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Cherry Morris ...
 Withers (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
David Gooderson ...
 Mr. Woolgar (5 episodes, 1985)
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Mrs Emmeline Lucas (Lucia) has just moved to the small English town of Tilling where she comes into conflict with the social ambitions of Miss Elizabeth Mapp. Until now, Miss Mapp has led (and controlled) the social life of Tilling, but that was before they met Lucia. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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LWTV's adaptation of "Mapp & Lucia": a tour-de-force
13 May 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

E.F. Benson could never have figured that his "Mapp & Lucia" novels would have been so deliciously brought to life by Channel Four, in the television series by the same name.

For those who are especially aware of the stock 1920-30's characters (with a Mayfair edge, particularly), "Mapp & Lucia" is a treat. From the soignee social arbiter, the tweedy local matron, the all-too-effeminate best friend (petit-point tatting in hand), the ironing-board thin outre artist (a nod to Radcliffe Hall) to the supporting cast of local dwellers, "Mapp & Lucia" revels in its atmospheric production.

When given the talents of Prunella Scales, Dame Geraldine McEwan and Sir Nigel Hawthorne, who play the title characters respectively (the latter, Georgino mio), it is little wonder that the shows transport one to the mignon village of Tilling, circa 1930. And the staging is so tongue-in-cheek, that certainly the Royal National would not have been ashamed to produce it. All in all, a curio of social manners set with more aplomb than "You rang, m'lord?" (1991) and more asperity than "Jeeves and Wooster" (1989) of the same ilk.


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