This is a fine example of how to make a good quality comedy and keep it clean.
Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith) discovers that her late husband died penniless and as a result she has to sell her stately family home Grantleigh Manor and its contents and move into a lodge that used to form part of the grounds. The manor is sold to Richard De Vere (Peter Bowles) the owner of a super market chain. The new ownership isn't quite in keeping to Audrey's liking and she makes this quite clear to Richard and has a tendency to interfere. Richard is quite laid back with most of Audrey's views as he wants to fit into the Lord of the Manor role. Despite the friction that occurs, there is a love that develops between them albeit neither will admit to it.