Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

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A look at the life of an aristocratic family and their servants living in a London townhouse in the early part of the 20th century. Based on the British series from the 1970s.

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 Hudson (60 episodes, 1971-1975)
David Langton ...
 Richard Bellamy (56 episodes, 1971-1975)
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 Rose (54 episodes, 1971-1975)
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 Mrs. Bridges (53 episodes, 1971-1975)
Christopher Beeny ...
 Edward (46 episodes, 1971-1975)
Jenny Tomasin ...
 Ruby (41 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 James Bellamy (38 episodes, 1971-1975)
Jacqueline Tong ...
 Daisy Peel (32 episodes, 1973-1975)
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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his wife a member of the titled aristocracy. Belowstairs, Hudson, the Scottish butler directs and guides the other servants about their tasks and (sometimes) their proper place. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Written by Kathy Li

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6 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Gordon Jackson (Hudson) appeared in 60 of the series' 68 episodes, more than any other actor. In second place is David Langton (Richard Bellamy), who appeared in a total of 56 episodes. The only other actors to appear in 50 or more episodes were Jean Marsh (Rose Buck) and Angela Baddeley (Mrs Bridges), who appeared in 54 and 52 episodes respectively. See more »

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Hamish and Dorothy Matthews' names are spelt Mathews in the credits of episode 3.11 and Matthews in episode 4.6 See more »

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Edward Barnes, footman: Arabella? That's a COW'S name!
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Still pure magic.........
3 September 2003 | by (Blaenafon, Gwent) – See all my reviews

Having first watched this series as a mere boy of 10 years in the early 70's, it is indeed a pleasure to see it being repeated on UK cable TV as I write.

To me, it has lost none of it's charm and appeal, particularly the richness of characters, characters which were allowed to develop fully over the period it was screened.

If you haven't seen this, make an effort to do so - it was and is one of the most beautifully written and acted British drama series to grace the screen.


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