One-off Christmas special of the classic British comedy. Viewers last saw Audrey (Penelope Keith) and Richard (Peter Bowles) in 1981, when the couple finally married following a turbulent relationship. A quarter of a century on, a major event threatens to disturb life at the estate in Grantleigh as the couple prepare to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. With the help of her schoolfriend Marjory (Angela Thorne), a fearless Audrey goes into battle to defend a community, safeguard 400 years of history and save her marriage.
Series One, first broadcast in 1979, finds Audrey mourning the death of her husband, but more importantly mourning his inability to handle his financial affairs. Forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Manor, she is equally distressed to find it bought by upstart businessman Richard De Vere, a man with no concept of the history or the valued place of the Estate in the community. Audrey must roll her sleeves up. It’s time for the ex-Lady of the Manor to put the new Lord in his place – or vice versa. A battle of wits is about to take place that will find the winner To The Manor Born. Special Features Interview with writer Peter Spence Cast Filmographies Production Notes Subtitles