Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series 1971–1975) Poster



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Followed by 

Upstairs Downstairs (2010) (TV Series)

Edited into 


Thomas and Sarah (1979) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

All Star Comedy Carnival (1972) (TV Movie)
Hudson is mentioned.
The Muppet Show: Bruce Forsyth (1976) (TV Episode)
Bruce Forsyth refers to the series during his stand-up routine.
Laverne & Shirley: Upstairs, Downstairs (1979) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Are You Being Served?: Calling All Customers (1983) (TV Episode)
When the staff are discussing different plots for the radio commercial, Mrs. Slocombe remarks that in "Upstairs, Downstairs", some of the best parts were downstairs.
Er is er een jarig (1986) (TV Movie)
Maid Brigitte mentions 'De Familie Bellamy' as this show was known in Dutch
First Among Equals: Episode #1.6 (1986) (TV Episode)
Alec Pimkin discusses the classic series at the Kerslake's home.
Kate & Allie: Upstairs, Downstairs (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Countdown: Episode #22.31 (1991) (TV Episode)
Richard mentions Hudson the butler.
Peter's Friends (1992)
Carol refers to the series.
French and Saunders: The House of Idiot (1993) (TV Episode)
Jennifer mentions Mrs. Bridges and Mr. Bellamy, characters from the classic series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
shot of manison
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lower Decks (1994) (TV Episode)
Startrekified version of Upstairs Downstairs, which follows the different perspectives from the higher and lower classes.
Vampire Killer Barbys (1996)
Mentioned in dialogue exchanged.
ER: Ground Zero (1997) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Chicago Hope: Upstairs, Downstairs (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dinnerladies: Gamble (1999) (TV Episode)
Discussed by the canteen staff on learning of a nearby costume exhibition.
Gosford Park (2001)
Simon Williams and Alfred Shaughnessy in Conversation (2006) (Video)
The programme dicusses the making of Upstairs Downstairs
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.193 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "City of the Day: Boston" category
The Supersizers Eat...: Edwardian (2007) (TV Episode)
Theme music is heard from the Edwardian-set program.
Midsomer Murders: Blood Wedding (2008) (TV Episode)
The term is used several times to show the separation of the classes.
Drama Trails: 'Footballer's Wives' to 'Brideshead Revisited' (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Bold and the Beautiful: Episode #1.5620 (2009) (TV Episode)
Whip: "It's our own personal version of 'Upstairs Downstairs'."
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "'M' & Emmys"
Murdoch Mysteries: Downstairs, Upstairs (2011) (TV Episode)
A l'homage to the classic British TV series with the casting of Simon Williams and the reversal of the series name with the episode title.
Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (2011) (TV Movie)
Theme music heard in background. Title spoken by character.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy calls "The Women on the 6th Floor" a reverse version of "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Jarls quizshow: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
The tv-series is a answer to a question
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)
Lesley-Anne Down's role on the show is mentioned in an article that appears on screen.
Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs: No Going Back (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music from the classic series is heard in the background
Grey's Anatomy: I Feel the Earth Move (2015) (TV Episode)
Callie asks Maggie if she compared dating a radiologist to "Upstairs downstairs", meaning dating someone who's ranked lower then you

Featured in 

After Upstairs Downstairs (2002) (TV Movie)
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Best of Masterpiece Theatre (2007) (TV Special)
voted #1 favorite series from the first 35 years of Masterpiece Theatre; clips shown
The Story of the Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown and discussed
The Story of the Costume Drama: The Stars (2008) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Story of the Costume Drama: Picture Perfect (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown and discussed
Loose Women: Episode #13.155 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Maid in Britain (2010) (TV Movie)
Landmark masters & servants drama
Sex and the Sitcom (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips and referenced
The Unforgettable Gordon Jackson (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Paul O'Grady's Working Britain (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Perry and Croft: Made in Britain: A Touch of Class (2014) (TV Episode)
archive footage

Spoofed in 

The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show (1974) (TV Movie)
sketch spoofing the series
Keep It Up Downstairs (1976)
parody of popular period TV series
3-2-1: Victoria (1979) (TV Episode)
Sketch featuring version of Mr. Hudson
Downstairs Upstairs (1980)
The inverted order of the social classes in the classic drama indicate the parodic intention of the new film.
Jonssons onsdag: Del 5: Sista delen (1983) (TV Episode)
This episode contains an "English TV series parody", called "Härsket tjänstefolk", which is a reference to the Swedish title of "Upstairs, Downstairs": "Herrskap och tjänstefolk".
Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

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