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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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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 ...  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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Su Pollard who plays Ivy is only nine years younger than her on-screen father played by Paul Shane. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mrs. Blanche Lipton: Least said, soonest mended.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in 'Dad's Army' & Beyond: The Frank Williams Story (2008) See more »

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Not repeated nearly often enough
7 January 2005 | by IridescentTranquilitySee all my reviews

My early memories of You Rang M'Lord are pretty hazy (I was only small when it was first shown) but I have very fond memories of it. I managed to catch it again when I was fifteen and I still remembered some scenes (the way Madge Cartwright's maid Rose squeaks "Oh, Mr. Teddy!", Mrs. Lipton throwing everything in sight at Alf Stokes and the bit where Lady Lavender throws six tapioca puddings at Ivy are three that really stuck in my mind). I really wish it was repeated more often, as - for instance - Dad's Army is in the UK. As I think an earlier reviewer said, it paints a fantastic picture of society in the twenties and the way in which it was changing at the time. The characterisation is great - Stokes as the scheming butler, Henry who always seems to get hit round the head with something or by someone, Lord Meldrum as the adulterous (presumably widowed) head of the house. A great series that should be seen by anyone who gets the chance.


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Country:

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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1.33 : 1
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