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To the Manor Born 

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 ... See full summary »

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Peter Spence
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Penelope Keith ...  Audrey fforbes-Hamilton / ... 22 episodes, 1979-2007
Peter Bowles ...  Richard DeVere 22 episodes, 1979-2007
Angela Thorne ...  Marjory Frobisher 22 episodes, 1979-2007
Daphne Heard Daphne Heard ...  Mrs. Polouvicka 17 episodes, 1979-1981
John Rudling John Rudling ...  Brabinger 16 episodes, 1979-1981
Gerald Sim Gerald Sim ...  The Rector 15 episodes, 1979-2007
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ...  Ned 15 episodes, 1979-1981
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Storyline

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. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Han, hun og godset See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The manor house is 18th century Grade II listed building, designed by Sir John Soane, and belonged to the father-in-law of series creator Peter Spence. It is in Cricket St. Thomas, in Somerset. The manor house now forms part of a country hotel with its own wildlife park. The lodge is in reality several miles from the manor house, but with the magic of TV appears to be much closer. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mrs. Polouvicka: We have a saying in old Czechoslovakia.
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Featured in Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (2015) See more »

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Composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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One of the Really Great Series....
6 April 2000 | by renfield54See all my reviews

I'm usually not a sucker for formula shows like this. They chase, they chase, but they never get together. The comedy and chemistry of Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles overcomes my initial reluctance to shows of this sort. In short, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT... It's worth watching the series in its entirety just to have their history in your memory banks so you can enjoy the final episode of the show. It paints a lovely picture. The show ended complete. There was no more to be said. A truly classy ending to a truly classy show and cast....


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