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You Rang, M'Lord? 

Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.
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1993   1991   1990   1988  

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Series cast summary:
Paul Shane ...  Alf Stokes 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ...  James Twelvetrees 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Su Pollard 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
Bill Pertwee ...  P.C. Wilson 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ...  Mrs. Blanche Lipton 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Mavis Pugh Mavis Pugh ...  Lady Lavender 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Susie Brann Susie Brann ...  Poppy Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Catherine Rabett Catherine Rabett ...  Cissy Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Perry Benson Perry Benson ...  Henry Livingstone 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Barbara New Barbara New ...  Mabel Wheeler / ... 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Angela Scoular ...  Lady Agatha Shawcross 18 episodes, 1988-1993
Yvonne Marsh Yvonne Marsh ...  Madge Cartwright 17 episodes, 1988-1993
John Horsley ...  Sir Ralph Shawcross 15 episodes, 1990-1993
Frank Williams ...  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 clipped behind the ear by James or Mrs. ... Written by Audrey_L

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It is revealed during the show's run that Cissy is the elder of the two Meldrum daughters. Although Catherine Rabett (who plays Cissy) is just under one year younger than Susie Brann (who plays her younger sister, Poppy). See more »

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Henry Livingstone: Where will it all end?
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Alternate Versions

In the opening credits, there are sound effects accompanying the actions of the animated characters, except for the pilot episode, where all of these actions are silent and the only sound effect heard is the bell ringing as part of the theme tune. See more »

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The finest television comedy ever made
25 August 2002 | by tomlockeSee 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Csengetett, Mylord? See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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