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To the Manor Born was a British sitcom that aired between 1979 - 1981 and in 2007.
This is the 1st disc of the 1st Series.
Richard DeVere, the millionaire founder of "Cavendish Foods", visits Grantleigh to be shown round Grantleigh Manor Lodge by estate agent J.J. Anderson. Richard is disappointed with it, and instead insists on being shown round the manor house, while the Lady of the Manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is at her husband Marton's funeral. Audrey is delighted with Marton's death as she can now run the estate, however her solicitor Arnold Plunkett tells her during the reception that the Manor will have to be sold to pay off the mounting debts. She fails to buy it back at the auction when Richard outbids her
Marjory helps Audrey to pack before leaving the Manor, while Richard and his mother, who complains about moving house again, drive to Grantleigh. Audrey moves into the Lodge at the end of the drive. Later that day, on the pretence of needing sugar, Richard's mother visits the Lodge and has tea with Audrey. She tells Audrey that Richard was born Bedrich Polouvicki and came over from Czechoslovakia in 1939. Back at the Manor, Richard tells Mrs. Poo that he needs a social secretary and she suggests Audrey, not knowing she used to occupy the Manor. When Audrey and Richard next meet, they bet each other £50 on whether Richard will convince the woman from the Lodge to become his secretary. When Richard later visits the Lodge, he discovers that it is Audrey who lives there.
On his first Sunday at Grantleigh, Richard fails to turn up at church, to Audrey's annoyance. She goes to lecture him on his duties and responsibilities as Lord of the Manor. Later, Mrs. Poo insists that Richard invite Audrey for dinner and she accepts on the condition he will accompany her to church the following day, Sunday. He agrees; however, the following morning Audrey turns up at church as the service is ending, having forgotten to put her grandfather clock, recently mended by Old Ned, one hour forward.
When Audrey sees Richard throw out an Adam fireplace, she goes to the Manor and lectures him about preserving the nation's heritage. She also mentions how her mantelpiece is very small. When Audrey returns from the Manor, Marjory and Brabinger have discovered a beautiful antique Inglenook hearth fireplace, which was revealed while Brabinger was installing a bell. The following day, Audrey spends the day with Richard, first helping him chose a horse and then dining out with him. When they get back, Richard shows her that while they were out he has had installed in her Drawing Room, as a thank you, the Adam fireplace he threw out, covering the Inglenook hearth discovered the day before.
Video: MPEG-2, 720x576px, 50Hz, 1:333
Audio: English Stereo, AC3 48kHz 2 channels
Main Soundtrack: Dolby Digital Stereo
Run Time: 110 minutes
Disc Format: PAL DVD5
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