Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.
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Series cast summary:
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 Alf Stokes (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Jeffrey Holland ...
 James Twelvetrees (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Su Pollard ...
 Ivy Teasdale (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Lord George Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 The Honourable Teddy Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 P.C. Wilson (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Brenda Cowling ...
 Mrs. Blanche Lipton (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Mavis Pugh ...
 Lady Lavender (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Susie Brann ...
 Poppy Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Catherine Rabett ...
 Cissy Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Perry Benson ...
 Henry Livingstone (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Barbara New ...
 Mabel Wheeler / ... (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Lady Agatha Shawcross (18 episodes, 1988-1993)
Yvonne Marsh ...
 Madge Cartwright (17 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Sir Ralph Shawcross (15 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Charles - the Bishop (14 episodes, 1990-1993)
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This show is set in the year 1927. Lord Meldrum is a wealthy widower and he owns a rubber factory. He lives with his brother Teddy, mother in law Lady Lavender and two daughters, Poppy and Cissy. Meldrum is having an affair with Lady Agatha, wife of his rival Sir Ralph. He is trying to persuade Teddy to marry a socialite Madge Cartwright, but Teddy fancies servant girls more than the upper class ladies so he's reluctant to marry Madge. Poppy is a flapper who often flirts with the servant James. She's very different from her sister Cissy - in appearance as well as in attitude. Cissy fancies women more than men, she wears male clothes and is a member of the workers movement and a workers political party. Lady Lavender is extravagant, she owns a parrot and likes to throw food at servants. The servants live downstairs and they consist of Mrs. Lipton, the cook; James, a stuck up and snobbish servant; Henry, the youngest servant who usually gets kicked behind the ear by James or Mrs. Lipton... Written by Audrey_L

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29 December 1988 (UK)  »

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Csengetett, Mylord?  »

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As indicated on a number of occasions (for example, on her campaign leaflet when she stands for the local elections), Cissy Meldrum's real first name is Cecily. See more »

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The Honourable Teddy Meldrum: I don't want to marry Madge Cartwright. I want to marry her maid, Rose.
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Featured in Maid in Britain (2010) See more »

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Not repeated nearly often enough
7 January 2005 | by (Lancashire, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My early memories of You Rang M'Lord are pretty hazy (I was only small when it was first shown) but I have very fond memories of it. I managed to catch it again when I was fifteen and I still remembered some scenes (the way Madge Cartwright's maid Rose squeaks "Oh, Mr. Teddy!", Mrs. Lipton throwing everything in sight at Alf Stokes and the bit where Lady Lavender throws six tapioca puddings at Ivy are three that really stuck in my mind). I really wish it was repeated more often, as - for instance - Dad's Army is in the UK. As I think an earlier reviewer said, it paints a fantastic picture of society in the twenties and the way in which it was changing at the time. The characterisation is great

  • Stokes as the scheming butler, Henry who always seems to get hit
round the head with something or by someone, Lord Meldrum as the adulterous (presumably widowed) head of the house. A great series that should be seen by anyone who gets the chance.


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