Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De Vere, owner of a major supermarket chain. Audrey makes sure she's on hand to keep an eye on him by buying The Old Lodge on the edge of the Manor grounds. As time goes by both Richard and Audrey realises that they are falling for each other but both are too shy to do anything about it. Meanwhile, Mrs. Polouvicka, Richard's mother (he changed his name to help him in his business.) knows the situation between Richard and Audrey and is determined to see that Richard does the right thing. Audrey's friend Marjory Frobisher and butler Brabinger are on hand to help out if necessary.
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Did You Know?
The first name of Audrey's late husband was spelled "Marton", not "Martin". This unusual spelling, seen on his gravestone in To the Manor Born: Back to the Manor
(1981), began as a typo when Peter Spence
, the creator, was typing a copy of the original radio script on which the TV version was based. John Lloyd
, the producer of the radio play, decided to keep this spelling because "the aristocracy are always mucking about with the spelling of things". See more
For what we are about to receive may the Lord make us truly thankful.
[Marjory stifles a laugh
Sorry! Um, got a bone in my throat.
Do watch out for bones everybody. You can't be too careful with avocados.
Composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst See more