Mapp and Lucia season 1
British drama â€œMapp and Luciaâ€ takes place in a small English town of Tilling in the summer of 1930. This is a screen adaptation consists of three parts, in general it mocks â€œsnobbery and pretentiousness of the inhabitants of a small town.â€ The main character is Mrs. Emmeline Lucas, better known to friends as Lucia. She decides to relax on the countryside and thatâ€™s she moved to the charming town called Tilling. The BBC 1 tv show â€œMapp and Luciaâ€ is based on the novel of E.F. Bensona. Steve Pemberton has adopted her book to the tv series. Hilary Salmon and Lisa Osborne appears as an executive producers. Mapp and Lucia show gathered a lot of famous British actors.
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It is 1930 and in the extraordinarily quaint Queen Anne village of Tilling (which is by, but not quite on, the sea) all seems as quiet as a mill pond. But its eccentric inhabitants exist in a world seething with gossip, faddishness and petty one-upmanship. From her centrally located house, Mallards, Miss Elizabeth Mapp reigns supreme over them all. Until, that is, the arrival of Mrs Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas. With her passion for music, art and high culture of all kinds, Lucia is quite an addition to Tilling's social scene. It's not long before Mapp is indulging in all kinds of foul plots to undermine her accomplished tenant.
The Tilling Summer Exhibition provides Lucia with a new battlefield to conquer. With pencils sharpened and easels at the ready, she and Georgie prepare to amaze their new friends with their artistic ability, whatever lengths they have to go to for success. Their triumphs leave Mapp gnashing her teeth with fury until an exotic visitor passing through Tilling provides her with an opportunity to start a new trend. Lucia may have won the artistic heart of Tilling, but Mapp will fight back for their souls and waistlines. Only Georgie's frightful sisters, it seems, can rain on her parade.
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 Mapp's suspicions seem justified...
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