Mapp & Lucia

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Mapp & Lucia ★★½ 1985

British TV adaptation of H.E. Benson's stories of provincial English society in the fictional village of Tilling-on-Sea in the 1920s. Miss Mapp (Scales) holds local court but finds a potential usurper when elegant widow Lucia (McEwan) comes to town. Battle lines are formed between the two women in this sharp-tongued satire. On five cassettes; followed by a second series of five episodes. 270m/C VHS, DVD . GB Prunella Scales, Geraldine McEwan, Nigel Hawthorne; D: Donald McWhinnie; W: Gerald Savory; C: Lisle Middleditch; M: Jim Parker.