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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Das Haus am Eaton Place  »

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Trivia

A LWT executive viewing the first season for the first time thought the show was a complete disaster and had no hope in the ratings. Consequently it was left on the shelf for several months and finally got its first ever screening after 10pm on a Sunday night in the UK. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Edward Barnes, footman: Arabella? That's a COW'S name!
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Referenced in Kate & Allie: Upstairs, Downstairs (1987) See more »

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28 May 2004 | by (Yorkshire,England) – See all my reviews

I have just bought the whole 5 series on DVD and am currently watching them all, especially the first two series which i never saw on their first showing. The series has not dated and is just as powerful as when it was first shown. Pauline Collins was a revelation as the sassy housemaid. I had only ever seen her before in the strange sitcom 'No Honestly,' in which she again co starred with real life husband John Alderton. They also starred in 'Thomas and Sarah' and the environmentally aware series 'Forever Green.'


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