The BEST Episodes of Grace & Favour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2021

Network: BBC One

When Mr. Grace is killed in a tragic scuba diving accident, the Grace Brothers store is closed down. Being faced with the option of finding new jobs or early retirement, the staff take over the running of a large manor house/hotel in the English countryside, where all manor of humorous things take place.

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Things That Go Bump In the Night

#1 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 1992

Since none of the applicants from the previous episode were suitable, the staff assume the duties of barman, chambermaid, etc.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
Looking For Staff

#2 - Looking For Staff

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 1992

A group of American tourists, the hotel's first guests, are due to arrive at the weekend but there are still very few replies to Mr. Rumbold's advert for staff. The only alternative is for them all to knuckle down and try to make the place presentable.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: Daivd Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
 The Inheritance

#3 - The Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 10, 1992

Young Mr. Grace has died and the store has closed. On behalf of the Pension Fund Mr. Grace acquired a Tudor Manor house with farm which at the moment is being run as a Country House Hotel. Being the only source of pension money for the retired staff, they all decide to visit for the weekend to investigate its possibilities.

star 7.69
16 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
Mr. Slocombe

#4 - Mr. Slocombe

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 1993

Mrs. Slocombe's long-lost husband pays an unexpected visit after an absence of 42 years, forcing Mrs. Slocombe into hiding. When the staff find that he intends to purchase the hotel, they temporarily expand the staff to make the idea seem unprofitable.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
The Gun

#5 - The Gun

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 1993

Mrs. Slocombe's pussy, Tiddles, gets gummed up. A gun discovered by Captain Peacock brings the riot police to Millstone Manor where the criminal records of such notorious characters as "Knuckles Rumbold" are revealed.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
 Under Arrest

#6 - Under Arrest

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 1992

The staff decide to take over Millstone Manor and run it for themselves. The home farm, run by Morris Moulterd and his daughter Mavis, provides fresh eggs for breakfast, but Mrs. Slocombe gets a shock whilst collecting them. Mr. Humphries and Mavis ""to-and-fro"" in the woodshed.

star 7.62
13 votes
American Tourists

#7 - American Tourists

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 1992

A group of American tourists arrive for the weekend as part of their European tour. The ex-shop workers do their best, but the Americans are expecting a church service and the traditional Harvest Thanksgiving Dance.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
The Mongolian Hordes

#8 - The Mongolian Hordes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 1993

A Mongolian tour group gets a cultural extravaganza from the staff at Millstone Manor. The high point of their visit occurs on the presentation of the ballet by Mr. ""Sergei"" Humphries and Miss ""Natasha"" Lovelock.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
Cricket

#9 - Cricket

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 1993

The staff organize a cricket match against the townspeople. The match is marred by the jealousy of Malcolm Heathcliff, who sees Mr. Humphries as a competitor for Mavis' affections. The highlights of the match is a fantastic dive by Mrs. Slocombe and a winning stroke by Mr. Humphries.

star 7.50
12 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
The Court Case

#10 - The Court Case

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 1992

Mrs. Slocombe finds herself in court charged with stealing a gypsy cart. Captain Peacock and the others travel to town on the back of Moulterd's pig cart. Once in court the staff come forward as character witnesses.

star 7.27
11 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
The Cat Came Back

#11 - The Cat Came Back

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 1993

Mr. Rumbold, Mrs. Slocombe, Mr. Humphries and Miss Brahms plant potatoes. Captain Peacock removes a petrified pussy from a niche in the attic, precipitating a series of supernatural events.

star 7.20
10 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd
Darts

#12 - Darts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 1993

After Mr. Rumbold complains that he gets no respect, the staff vote to share authority democratically. The staff play darts against the local team at the village pub. Captain Peacock leads a commando raid to rescue a flock of sheep.

star 7.13
8 votes
Directors: Mike Stephens
Writers: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd