BBC to go back to the Manor Born

September 24, 2007 by  
Filed under News

Possibly taking their cue from re-formed veteran rock outfits The Police and Led Zeppelin, the cast of classic sitcom To the Manor Born are reportedly set to get back together to film a Christmas special.

The show revolved around the life of fallen aristocrat Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton who is forced to give up her manor house to a rich businessman and move into a small cottage on the grounds.

As with the original TV show, which was aired between 1979 and 1981, the BBC brought the format back on Radio 2 in 1997 with Penelope Keith famously playing the haughty Audrey alongside Peter Bowles as the new-money Lord of the Manor Richard DeVere.

In addition, the location of Cricket St Thomas manor house in the village of Chard in Somerset is to be used for the filming location, though the BBC has yet to confirm any dates or plot details.

Keith first came to national fame playing Margo in another classic BBC sitcom, the Good Life alongside Felicity Kendal. 

StumbleUpon It!