Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.
Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.
Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.
Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!
Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.
Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.
Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.
Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.
Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.
Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.
May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.
Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.
Lady Petunia Unclear – Niece of the Earl of Grandham
Young, excitable and highly strung, Petunia wears a flapper dress, headband and beads. She’s what you’d call a bright young thing!
Agatha Custard – A crime novelist
With her understated style and lack of money, Agatha wears a simple sleeveless dress and pearls. She’s an amateur sleuth and not to be messed with.
Lady Viola Rawley – Dowager Countess of Grandham
With her hair piled up in a bun, a high-necked dress, bustle and a brooch at her collar, Lady Viola’s a relic from the Edwardian era.
Dame Margo Flood-Gorge – Wife of the former Liberal prime minister
In a long floral print dress with a collar, Margo’s dress sense is rather plain. No jewels or fripperies for this Welsh harridan. She’s very serious and slightly boring.
Mrs Emily Spankhurst – Suffragette
Wearing a “Votes for Women” sash over her evening gown and with a handbag full of pamphlets, Emily just can’t stop fighting for women’s rights.
Mrs Dee Brett – Genealogist and publisher of a book on the peerage.
With specs on the end of her nose, inky fingers and A Book of the Peerage in her hand, Dee dresses plainly in a striped blouse and a long dark skirt. She definitely hasn’t come to party!
Hannah Fates – Lady’s maid
Solid and sensible, from her buttoned up boots to her high-necked collars, Hannah’s always got a smile and a spotless pinny.
Mrs Levitation – American mother of Lady Flora
Very down-to-earth, she can’t stand English snobbery. Wearing a fur collar and skullcap and with her hair bobbed, she’s quite the modern granny.