The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
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Series cast summary:
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 Hudson (60 episodes, 1971-1975)
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 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)
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 Edward (46 episodes, 1971-1975)
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 Ruby (41 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 James Bellamy (38 episodes, 1971-1975)
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 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

Angela Baddeley (Mrs Bridges) went to Buckingham Palace to receive the C.B.E. (Commander of The British Empire) awarded to her in the Queen's 1975 New Year's Honour's List, she discovered that Upstairs, Downstairs was Queen Elizabeth's favorite television program and Mrs Bridge's was her favorite character. 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 »

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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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