Series / To the Manor Born

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Left - Peter Bowles as Richard DeVere, right Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton
Late Seventies, early Eighties Brit Com. Upper-Class Twit Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is forced to sell Grantleigh Manor, the Big Fancy House which has been in her family for countless generations. To her horror, the historic estate is bought by Richard DeVere, a nouveau riche supermarket magnate. To make sure he doesn't make a mess of things, she moves into a lodge in the front yard.

As the series went on, Audrey became a Defrosting Ice Queen and developed a Slap-Slap-Kiss relationship with Richard. They had a Last Minute Hookup in the Grand Finale. A one-off revival episode was aired in 2007.

Came twenty-first in Britain's Best Sitcom.

Tropes include:

  • Alpha Bitch: Audrey was one before her drop in status. She's still pretty "alpha" during the series through sheer force of personality.
  • Arranged Marriage: Audrey claims her marriage to Marton was this.
    Marjory: That was an arranged marriage?
Audrey: Of course: I arranged it.
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