Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.
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Series cast summary:
 Alf Stokes (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Jeffrey Holland ...
 James Twelvetrees (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Su Pollard ...
 Ivy Teasdale (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Donald Hewlett ...
 Lord George Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Michael Knowles ...
 The Honourable Teddy Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
 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)
 Lady Agatha Shawcross (18 episodes, 1988-1993)
Yvonne Marsh ...
 Madge Cartwright (17 episodes, 1988-1993)
John Horsley ...
 Sir Ralph Shawcross (15 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Charles - the Bishop (14 episodes, 1990-1993)


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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Release Date:

29 December 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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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7 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot count how many times I have seen the episodes since I bought the DVD's. Without reservation, it is the best sitcom ever. In terms of the quality of humor it is of the similar caliber as Blackadder and Monty Python. It is thoroughly engaging and entertaining. The layers of humor, the subtlety of the humor, the characterization, the historical value, the witty dialogues, the various clever interplays between the characters are superior to anything else that has been produced. It is excellent on so many different levels.

It portrays a tug-of-war between the different desires and needs of various characters, and the different classes; how the class system reflects itself in the building of the characters and relationships, their faults and how these character shortcoming develop into various events and how these result in complex social webs. It portrays a very real struggle for survival in a jungle of desires, shortcomings, boredom, propriety, poverty, wealth......all weaved together in very funny episodes.

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