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I would just like to say that Upstairs Downstairs has got to be one of my most favorite British Soaps of all time. It's such a shame that it had to end. The era is fascinating to me, and I really enjoyed the way the servants interacted with each other and the occupants of the household.
The story lines were believable, as were the characters. And when the Titanic was mentioned as the cause of death to the first Mrs. Bellamy, it brought a sense of reality to the show.
The whole premise of the show was brilliant, because I'm sure that was the ways it really was in those days. What with the class distinctions and all.
Over all I truly enjoyed the entire production.
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