Mapp & Lucia

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1985
Mapp and Lucia is a British television series, set in the fictional Sussex coastal town of Tilling and based on three 1930s novels by E. F. Benson, beginning with Mapp and Lucia. It was produced by London Weekend Television, filmed in Rye and neighbouring... read more
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Mapp and Lucia is a British television series, set in the fictional Sussex coastal town of Tilling and based on three 1930s novels by E. F. Benson, beginning with Mapp and Lucia. It was produced by London Weekend Television, filmed in Rye and neighbouring Winchelsea in the 1980s, and starred Prunella Scales as Mapp, Geraldine McEwan as Lucia, Nigel Hawthorne as Georgie, and Denis Lill as Major Benjy. The script was by Gerald Savory. There were ten episodes, broadcast on Channel 4 in 1985 and 1986. These have been repeated over the years, and a new BBC adaptation, Mapp and Lucia, aired in 2014.

Original Release

04/14/1985

Cast

Nigel Hawthorne Georgie Pillson
Prunella Scales Miss Elizabeth Mapp
Ken Kitson Cadman
Geraldine Newman Grosvenor
Cecily Hobbs 'Quaint' Irene Coles
Lucinda Gane Foljambe
James Greene Rev. Kenneth Bartlett
Cherry Morris Withers
Geraldine McEwan Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
Geoffrey Chater Mr. Algernon Wyse
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Winner Takes All Saturday, 03 May 1986
2 Change and Change About Saturday, 10 May 1986
3 Lady Bountiful Saturday, 17 May 1986
4 Worship Saturday, 24 May 1986
5 Au Reservoir Saturday, 31 May 1986
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Directors

Donald McWhinnie

Writers

Gerald Savory, E.F. Benson

Cast

Nigel Hawthorne Georgie Pillson
Prunella Scales Miss Elizabeth Mapp
Ken Kitson Cadman
Geraldine Newman Grosvenor
Cecily Hobbs 'Quaint' Irene Coles
Lucinda Gane Foljambe
James Greene Rev. Kenneth Bartlett
Cherry Morris Withers
Geraldine McEwan Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
Geoffrey Chater Mr. Algernon Wyse
Marion Mathie Mrs. Susan Wyse MBE
Denis Lill Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
David Gooderson Mr. Woolgar
Mary MacLeod Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow
Mary MacLeod Godiva Plaistow / Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow
Denis Lill Major Benjamin Flint
Michael Lees Mayor Bullivant
Paula Jacobs Cook
Christopher Holmes Wyses' Chauffeur
Bernard Collins Meriton

Producers

Nick Elliott Executive Producer
Michael Dunlop Producer
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