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Mapp and Lucia

TV Show
On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Running Time: 
502 Minutes
Seasons: 
2
Discs: 
4

The accents may be posh, but the battle for social supremacy is down and dirty in this classic British series set in 1920s provincial England. The indomitable Elizabeth Mapp (Prunella Scales, Fawlty Towers) reigns as queen bee in the seaside village of Tilling—until elegant Emmeline “Lucia” Lucas (Geraldine McEwan, Agatha Christie’s Marple) moves to town for the summer and decides to stay. As arbiters of good taste and propriety, they are unchallenged by all but each other. On battlegrounds such as art, marriage, local politics, European connections, and a certain coveted lobster recipe, these high-minded adversaries clash in contests rich in intrigue, scandal, and antic comedy. 

Based on the beloved novels by E.F. Benson and starring British acting icons McEwan, Scales, and Nigel Hawthorne (Yes Minister), Mapp & Lucia: The Complete Collection serves up all 10 episodes of the comedy classic proclaimed “positively delicious” by the New York Times

Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials.