The BEST episodes of Grace & Favour season 1

Every episode of Grace & Favour season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Grace & Favour season 1!

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.

Last Updated: 2/26/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
Things That Go Bump In the Night
10 votes

#1 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/1992

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

Directors: Mike Stephens
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Under Arrest
16 votes

#2 - Under Arrest

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/1992

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.

Looking For Staff
12 votes

#3 - Looking For Staff

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/1992

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.

Directors: Mike Stephens
American Tourists
11 votes

#4 - American Tourists

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/1992

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.

Directors: Mike Stephens
The Court Case
15 votes

#5 - The Court Case

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/1992

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.

Directors: Mike Stephens
The Inheritance
20 votes

#6 - The Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/1992

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.

Directors: Mike Stephens
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