What a fantastic buy! One of the classic Brit shows available to buy in one hit.
Recently widowed, Audrey fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith) is forced to leave to leave her home of Grantleigh Manor and it's estate when it becomes apparent that her deceased husband has left her bankrupt.
The Manor is bought by self-made millionaire and widower, Richard DeVere (Peter Bowles) who moves in with his mother and plans on using it as his business headquarters.
Audrey is true blue and is horrified to find out that the new owner is not from British descent, nor does he understand the ways of the countryside and what being, 'Lord of the Manor' entails.
Audrey is determined to get the Manor back and moves to the Old Lodge with her butler, Brabinger, and is near enough to her old home for her to 'spy' on the new owner and what he does.
What follows is a hilariously, sharp-witted comedy that focusses on the continuing battle of one-up-man-ship and blossoming romance between Audrey and Richard.
The series is excellent and has you laughing out loud all the time. An array of eccentric character's only add to the comedic value of the show.
Notable character's are, the elderly Brigadier who's so typically, 'British' and loves younger ladies and cricket.
Marjory Frobisher who is Audrey's best friend who likes Richard alot and tries to keep her friend from being too harsh on him.
And another great character is Richard's mother, Mrs. Polouviska or Mrs. Poo as she's better known, who is determined to act as matchmaker between her son and Audrey.
And then there's the Vicar, who due to his vocation can't be rude about Audrey but would dearly love to be.
If you enjoy watching razor-sharp wit rather than just seeing someone slip on a banana skin then this set is a must for your collection.