To the Manor Born

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To the Manor Born

Season 1 (2007)

Complete collection of episodes of the popular British comedy starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. Recently widowed Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton (Keith) is devastated when she is forced to sell her ancestral home after the death of her husband leaves her in desperate need of funds. The new owner of Grantleigh Manor, self-made millionaire Richard De Vere (Bowles) sets about making changes to the day-to-day running of the manor which, having just moved into the lodge at the end of the drive, Audrey sees developing before her. As Audrey decides to educate the new lord of the manor in his civic duties, a love-hate relationship develops between the pair with occasional mediation from Audrey's best friend Marjory (Angela Thorne) and Richard's mother Mrs Poo (Daphne Heard). Series 1 episodes are: 'Grantleigh', 'All New Together', 'Rhythms of the Earth/Going to Church', 'Nation's Heritage', 'The Summer Hunt Ball', 'The Grapevine' and 'A Touch of Class'. Series 2 episodes are: 'The Farm Manager', 'The Spare Room', 'Never Be Alone', 'Tramps and Poachers', 'The Honours List' and 'Vive Le Sport'. Series 3 episodes are: 'Scout Hut', 'Station Closing', 'Horses Vs Cars', 'Birds Vs Bees', 'Cosmetics', 'Business Troubles' and 'The Wedding'. The collection also includes the 1979 Christmas special 'The First Noel' and the 2007 25th anniversary episode.

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Season 2

In the first episode, DeVere hires a farm manager, while Audrey adjusts to her new role as housekeeper. As the series continues, an old school friend of Audrey's comes to visit, but is unaware of her former classmate's change of circumstances; Audrey finds herself under suspicion after a valuable piece of DeVere's antique china mysteriously disappears; and a tramp makes his annual visit to Grantleigh Manor.

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Season 3

The series opens with Audrey berating Richard for his lack of generosity when he refuses to sponsor a charity event raising funds for the scout hut. As the series continues, Audrey leads locals in a rally against the proposed closure of the village's railway station; a massive Rolls-Royce repair bill forces Audrey to revert to real horse power; and Marjory resolves to protect a rare bird nesting on the estate.

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