Mapp and Lucia

Miranda Richardson, Anna Chancellor, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss feature in this all-star adaptation of EF Benton's best-selling novels. Over the course of one 1930s summer in the picture-perfect seaside town of Tilling, the sly, scheming Miss Elizabeth Mapp and the gloriously haughty Mrs Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas jockey for social supremacy. As Mapp and Lucia go into battle - albeit an impeccably polite one - their fellow residents are subjected to a dizzying round of rival musical evenings, artistic one-upmanship, competitive charity events and tense afternoon teas to see where their loyalties lie. So who will triumph in this well-mannered fight to be Tilling's finest?