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)
Donald Hewlett ...
 Lord George Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
Michael Knowles ...
 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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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 finest television comedy ever made
25 August 2002 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

While it's not news that British comedies are far better than their American counterparts, You Rang M'Lord tops the list of excellent British comedy. The post-Victorian aristocratic setting is perfect for class distinction humor, its underlying political themes subtle enough to serve the humor only. This series reveals that all "classes" of people are driven by basic human nature, the same foibles, desires, hopes, and dreams. The situations are hilarious and tied to an overall theme in each episode, the characters as good as any ever conceived, the acting of each one superb, the costumes and sets flawless. I just wish the series had run for 10 years, as each episode is so much fun.


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