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You Rang M’Lord (BBC-1 1990-1993, Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland)

you-rang-mlord

Sitcom You Rang M’Lord was basically a comedy version of Upstairs Downstairs focusing on the exploits of the uppercrust Meldrum family and their servants in the 1920’s.

A 50 minute pilot was broadcast 29 December 1988, this set the premise wherby Alf and James had saved the life of Teddy Meldrum during the Great War.

A show that also brought together Jimmy Perry and David Crofts repertory of players from their previous sitcoms Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Hi De Hi.

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 25×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 January 1990 – 24 April 1993 Four seasons

Writers: Jimmy Perry, David Croft / Theme Music: Jimmy Perry, Roy Moore, Bob Monkhouse, Paul Shane / Theme sung by Paul Shane / Producer: David Croft

cast
Paul Shane as Alf Stokes
Jeffrey Holland as Jim Twelvetrees
Su Pollard as Ivy Teesdale (aka Stokes)
Donald Hewlett as Lord George Meldrum
Michael Knowles as The Honourable Teddy
Bill Pertwee as Police Constable Wilson
Brenda Cowling as Mrs Blanche Lipton
Perry Benson as Henry Livingstone