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You Rang, M'Lord? 

Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Shane ...  Alf Stokes 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ...  James Twelvetrees 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Su Pollard Su Pollard ...  Ivy Teasdale 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Donald Hewlett ...  Lord George Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Michael Knowles ...  The Honourable Teddy Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Bill Pertwee ...  P.C. Wilson 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ...  Mrs. Blanche Lipton 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Mavis Pugh Mavis Pugh ...  Lady Lavender 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Susie Brann Susie Brann ...  Poppy Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Catherine Rabett Catherine Rabett ...  Cissy Meldrum 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Perry Benson Perry Benson ...  Henry Livingstone 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Barbara New Barbara New ...  Mabel Wheeler / ... 26 episodes, 1988-1993
Angela Scoular ...  Lady Agatha Shawcross 18 episodes, 1988-1993
Yvonne Marsh Yvonne Marsh ...  Madge Cartwright 17 episodes, 1988-1993
John Horsley ...  Sir Ralph Shawcross 15 episodes, 1990-1993
Frank Williams ...  Charles - the Bishop 14 episodes, 1990-1993
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This show is set in the year 1927. Lord Meldrum is a wealthy widower and he owns a rubber factory. He lives with his brother Teddy, mother in law Lady Lavender and two daughters, Poppy and Cissy. Meldrum is having an affair with Lady Agatha, wife of his rival Sir Ralph. He is trying to persuade Teddy to marry a socialite Madge Cartwright, but Teddy fancies servant girls more than the upper class ladies so he's reluctant to marry Madge. Poppy is a flapper who often flirts with the servant James. She's very different from her sister Cissy - in appearance as well as in attitude. Cissy fancies women more than men, she wears male clothes and is a member of the workers movement and a workers political party. Lady Lavender is extravagant, she owns a parrot and likes to throw food at servants. The servants live downstairs and they consist of Mrs. Lipton, the cook; James, a stuck up and snobbish servant; Henry, the youngest servant who usually gets clipped behind the ear by James or Mrs. ... Written by Audrey_L

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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 December 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Csengetett, Mylord? See more »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As indicated on a number of occasions (for example, on her campaign leaflet when she stands for the local elections), Cissy Meldrum's real first name is Cecily. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mrs. Blanche Lipton: Least said, soonest mended.
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Alternate Versions

In the opening credits, there are sound effects accompanying the actions of the animated characters, except for the pilot episode, where all of these actions are silent and the only sound effect heard is the bell ringing as part of the theme tune. See more »

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Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight.
19 October 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This was one of the funniest sitcoms to come out of the BBC, sweet, funny and innocent. It showed the class divide in the country during the 1920's. The Meldrum's, a wealthy family living in a large house, below stairs live the servants. A charismatic bunch lead by butler Alf Stokes. Most of the humour comes from downstairs, and lots of the serious bits come from the mix of the two.

On many occasions social and political arguments were raised, there were often touches of realism.

It went out on a Sunday evening, and it was the last good bit of the weekend, before School on a Monday morning.

Great performances from all the cast. Su Pollard was visually very funny, so often she's the one that steals the laughs. The craziest laughs came from Lady Lavender, her and that parrot.

It was a brilliant series, one I couldn't recommend highly enough, 10/10


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