56 votes
You Rang, M'Lord?

You Rang, M'Lord?

BBC One 1990

Alf Stokes (Paul Shane) and James Twelvetrees (Jeffrey Holland) first meet as soldiers in the trenches in France during the First World War. They find the body of an officer and, assuming that he's dead, Alf robs him of his valuables. Then they find that the officer, the Honourable Teddy Meldrum (Michael Knowles), is still alive so they carry him off to a field hospital. Ten years later, James is working in the household of Teddy's brother, Lord Meldrum (Donald Hewlett). Alf suddenly turns up and is taken on as the new butler, against James' wishes. Alf's daughter, Ivy (Su Pollard) also starts working in the household as a parlour maid. Her relationship to Alf is kept secret.Many of the original cast followed on to this Upstairs Downstairs take-off which was set in a stately home in 1927, and the social differences between the servants and their rich employers. Paul Shane and Su Pollard starred again, and were joined by Donald Hewlett as the rich Lord Meldrum.

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The 10 Best Episodes of You Rang, M'Lord?

You Rang, M'Lord? - S3E3

#1 - Mrs. Lipton's Nasty Turn


Season 3 - Episode 3

Having discovered Alf's deception and broken his Lordship's crockery in a fit of anger, Mrs. Lipton is left wondering if she still has a job. On a visit to the Sunshine Pantry, Ivy discovers the truth about Miss Potter's cherry cake...

The episode was rated from 19 votes.

You Rang, M'Lord? - S2E6

#2 - Stranger in the Night


Season 2 - Episode 6

James is embarrassed when his father arrives at the house on the run from the police. The servants decide to hide him until they can arrange for him to flee the country...

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

You Rang, M'Lord? - S4E3

#3 - Come to the Ball


Season 4 - Episode 3

Lord Meldrum decides to inspect the servants' quarters and Mabel has found a purse containing five pounds. Then the staff are invited to the luxurious ball where the employers have to wait upon their servants...

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

You Rang, M'Lord? - S1E3

#4 - Love and Money


Season 1 - Episode 3

Lord Meldrum thinks that Lavender has gone too far and wants her declared mentally unstable, whilst Teddy is determined to pay Ivy a visit in her room no matter how dangerous the route. A party, thrown for Miss Cissy's birthday, brings a few surprises...

The episode was rated from 23 votes.

You Rang, M'Lord? - S2E7

#5 - Royal Flush


Season 2 - Episode 7

Excitement runs through the household when it is announced that the King and Queen of Dalmatia are coming to dinner, although Mrs. Lipton is upset to find that she will not be doing the catering. In addition, Noel Coward is expected to join them after the opening night of his new play...

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

You Rang, M'Lord? - S4E4
#6 - The Truth Revealed
Season 4 - Episode 4

Sir Ralph sacks Selfridge, his butler, who in turn tells him of his wife's long-standing affair with George Meldrum. Sir Ralph sets out for revenge and the staff have to ensure that a mysterious ""accident"" doesn't befall their master...

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
You Rang, M'Lord? - S3E5
#7 - Gretna Green or Bust
Season 3 - Episode 5

Miss Poppy and Dickie Metcalfe decide to marry and elope to Gretna Green, the rest of the household set off in hot persuit in an attempt to stop them...

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
You Rang, M'Lord? - S2E5
#8 - The Wounds of War
Season 2 - Episode 5

To protect his master, Alf tells Sir Ralph that Lord Meldrum was wounded in the Artillery. Ivy is over the moon when James agrees to take her to the pictures. Mrs. Lipton is convinced that Alf's divorce is being held up by his wife...

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
You Rang, M'Lord? - S3E2
#9 - Current Affairs
Season 3 - Episode 2

Alf continues to supply the Sunshine Pantry with Mrs. Lipton's cakes. Myrtle pays a visit to the house posing as Mrs. Stokes but can she persuade Mrs. Lipton?...

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
You Rang, M'Lord? - S2E3
#10 - Money Talks
Season 2 - Episode 3

Lady Lavender throws her money out of the window and into the street, naturally some of the money goes astray when Alf gets his hands on it...

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

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