All Manor of countryside comedy

“Sorry to barge in when you’ve got your snouts in the trough”
— Maurice Moulterd

When you have a top-notch cast of actors and equally first-rate characters for them to play, you can pretty much place them in any situation and laughter will follow. Here the cast of Are You Being Served? are set with running a manor house as a country hotel.

Several years have passed and they are not the force they once were; made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; determined to turn the manor house they have received as their retirement benefit into a successful, profit-making establishment.

There is something very idyllic about the notion of retiring to the countryside, being closer to nature, and somehow maintaining a regular flurry of visitors and interesting happenings. This in many ways could be called the English Dream.