Given a much-loved television hit of yesteryear a revamp, the BBC’s new take on Upstairs Downstairs has proven to be both a ratings and critical success. And with good reason, too. Set in 1936, Upstairs Downstairs follows the antics in the sumptuous home of the Hallam family. Set against a backdrop of the path to World War II, the programme then explores the differing lines of the rich family upstairs, and the servants who work below.
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This seminal British television series is just as enjoyable now as when it first aired in the early 1970s. Richard, Lady Marjorie and their son James comprise the aristocratic Bellamy family that reside upstairs while their loyal servants maintain the household from downstairs. The series follows the upper-class family's troubles as times change and the ongoing lives of their resilient staff.
The first and second series of the BBC remake of the 1970s period drama charting the exploits of one middle-class family and their working-class servants. In the first series, diplomat Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard) and his wife, Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawe
Upstairs Downstairs takes place in 165 Eaton Place from the turn of the century through the Great War and into the Roaring Twenties. It concerns the Bellamy family: politician Richard Bellamy his wives Marjorie and Virginia, wastrel son James, wayward daughter Elizabeth and his flighty ward, Georgina Worsley. The house domestics are led by Hudson the Butler, a conservative Scot who must contend with the 'below stairs' behaviour of the household staff, including cook Mrs Bridges and maids Rose and Sarah.
Upstairs Downstairs: The Complete Series [iTV 1971] (18 DVD Box Set). Import from The Netherlands with English soundtrack. The entire collection of long-running 70's costume drama based on the lives of the masters and servants of 165 Eaton Place. Set at around the turn of the century, the landmark TV serial chronicled the lives of the gentry in one English home, contrasted against those of their servants below stairs.