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Episode 3

Mapp and Lucia Episode 3 of 3

While most of Tilling thrills to Lucia's artistic accomplishments, Mapp is convinced that her summer visitor is a crashing fraud and sets out to prove it with her usual vigour. Lucia repels an early attack on her musical talent with ease and judicious use of the easier movements of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and Mapp is forced to open a new front with an all-out assault on her linguistic ability.

Suspecting that her tenant's grasp of Italian is limited to the few phrases she may have picked up from occasional trips to the opera, Mapp thrills to the news that Tilling is to be visited by a genuine Italian contessa. This surely will call Lucia's bluff. And when Lucia goes down with a bout of influenza on the very day of the contessa's arrival, all of Mapp's suspicions seem justified...

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Wed 31 Dec 2014 21:00
BBC One except Scotland, Scotland HD

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Role Contributor
Evie BartlettPoppy Miller
Rev Kenneth 'Padre' BartlettPaul Ritter
Irene ColesGemma Whelan
Major Benjy FlintMark Gatiss
Elizabeth MappMiranda Richardson
Godiva 'Diva' PlaistowFelicity Montagu
Emmeline 'Lucia' LucasAnna Chancellor
Algernon WyseNicholas Woodeson
Susan Wyse MBEPippa Haywood
GrosvenorSoo Drouet
Georgie PillsonSteve Pemberton
FoljambeJenny Platt
CadmanGavin Brocker
JanetMaxine Roach
Amelia, Contessa di FaraglioneFrances Barber
Station MasterRichard Cant
TwistevantAndy Godfrey
WithersSusan Porrett
WriterSteve Pemberton
AuthorEF Benson
DirectorDiarmuid Lawrence
ProducerSusie Liggat
Executive ProducerLisa Osborne
adapting EF BensonMark Gatiss
adapting EF BensonSteve Pemberton

Interview: Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson discusses Mapp's extraordinary spirit

Interview: Anna Chancellor


Anna explains Lucia's backstory and the Tilling social hierarchy

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