Bawdy adaption of Tom Sharpe's comic tale. A landowning MP attempts to have a motorway built through the grounds of his wife's ancestral home.




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Series cast summary:
...  Blott 6 episodes, 1985
...  Lady Maud Lynchwood / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Sir Giles Lynchwood / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs Forthby 6 episodes, 1985
...  Hoskins 6 episodes, 1985
Matyelok Gibbs ...  Miss Percival 1 6 episodes, 1985
Sylvia Barter ...  Miss Percival 2 6 episodes, 1985
John Rapley ...  Colonel Chapman 6 episodes, 1985
Nicholas Selby ...  General Burnett 6 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs Bullett Finch / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Construction Worker #1 6 episodes, 1985
Simon Cadell ...  Dundridge 5 episodes, 1985
...  Ganglion 5 episodes, 1985
Geoffrey Chater ...  Minister 5 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Clyde ...  Densher 5 episodes, 1985
...  Mr Bullett Finch / ... 5 episodes, 1985
Sarah Porter ...  Bessie Williams 5 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs Wynn / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Jolyon McDowell ...  TV Reporter 4 episodes, 1985
...  Lord Leakham 4 episodes, 1985
Brian Coburn ...  Hefty 3 episodes, 1985
...  Sir Francis Puckerington 3 episodes, 1985
...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1985
...  Hotel receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Susan Porrett ...  Freda 2 episodes, 1985
Eve Schickle ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1985
Melanie Hughes ...  Mary 2 episodes, 1985
Alan Parks ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1985


Sir Giles Lynchwood has nearly got everything, he's rich, he's powerful (he's a Conservative MP) but two things annoy him. Firstly it's his house. It's a rotting manor house. And the second thing is his wife, Lady Maud Lynchwood. Strong-willed Maud wants to have kids with Giles (to carry on the family line) but Giles wouldn't have sex with Maud if she wasn't the last woman on Earth. He also cheats on Maud with Mrs Forthby. Giles thinks up a plan to get rid of the house. He convinces the Government to build the extension of a motorway (highway) through the grounds and through the house itself. Maud finds out about this and is determined to stay in her house. She dreams of divorcing Giles and with the aid of her foreign handyman, Blott (who has a mysterious past but owes Maud's father a big debt) sets out to stop the motorway and tries to turn the manor into a safari zoo. But Giles and Dundridge, the motorway controller, have other ideas... Written by Lee Horton <>

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6 February 1985 (UK)  »

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Seksi ja seutukaava  »

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My first introduction to David Suchet.
16 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

In this limited run-BritCom the visual and verbal jokes abound.

Though I had no idea who David Suchet was when I first saw this work he has made a career for himself playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot -- and is arguably the best Poirot imaginable.

As the character Blott-- the estate groundsman for Lady Maude Lynchwood -- he turns in a brilliant performance; as does Geraldine James as Lady Maude.

Their efforts to save "Rising Gorge" from development has both a humourous message and a political one about over development.

The picket signs are a work of genius... "Save Our Rising Gorge" indeed!

"Blott on the Landscape" is rarely repeated on BBC or BBC America but if it does come up be sure and see all six episodes -- they are gems of writing and performance.

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