Not so much a sequel to "Upstairs, Downstairs" as a spinoff. Follows Sarah (parlour-maid) and Thomas (chauffeur) some time after leaving service with the Bellamys.
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 Sarah Moffat (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Thomas Watkins (13 episodes, 1979)
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Not so much a sequel to "Upstairs, Downstairs" as a spinoff. Follows Sarah (parlour-maid) and Thomas (chauffeur) some time after leaving service with the Bellamys.

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14 January 1979 (UK)  »

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A two-part short story, entitled "The Spin of the Wheel," which covers the gap between them leaving Eaton Place and the start of "Thomas & Sarah," was written by Alfred Shaughnessy and published in the TV Times just prior to the start of the spin-off. See more »

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Thomas and Sarah - Last of its kind
24 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To answer the first comment - They aren't making series like this anymore because they've forgotten how. They did recently try with "Berkeley Square" about a group of governesses/nannies in 1902 London. Even though that series manages to work on its own terms, it doesn't come close to having the kind of heart that "Thomas and Sarah", and its predecessor "Upstairs Downstairs" did.

I've noticed a trend with recent historical programming from Britain. They're now more concerned with making the characters (of whatever era is being depicted) have a more modern EDGE to them. The recent series about Henry VIII is a prime example. Since when did Henry VIII have a cool East-end London accent anyway? They no longer care about accurate costuming and period detail either. Costumes and settings reflect this theme of appearing more modern/relatable to today's viewers - and it all comes off looking like rubbish.

I think one of the most tragic aspects of the kind of historical drivel being churned out by English TV these days is that they've forgotten a key component that made both "Thomas & Sarah" and UD work so well - HUMOUR! Humour is sadly missing from these badly scripted dramas that take themselves so damned seriously. Someone at the BBC needs to re-visit the vaults and see what real historical drama is!!


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