Thomas and Sarah (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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Series cast summary:
 Sarah Moffat (13 episodes, 1979)
 Thomas Watkins (13 episodes, 1979)


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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Release Date:

14 January 1979 (UK)  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Spun-off from Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) See more »

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Found them a bit uneven
21 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the time frame covered a number of years and started in 1910, World War I seems to have been skipped altogether and Thomas would have been prime cannon fodder. Although the stories seemed to cover the time during the money making on Wall Street, they skipped the war. The plots seemed to shift Thomas from being just a rogue looking for an opening to get ahead and to America to a man with a really ugly soul, at least as far as Sarah was concerned. Sarah's character seemed always to think things would sort themselves out for the better even on the gloomiest day. The title for the finale was very apt. After doing some research, I think I know whose funeral it was or at least whose funeral I hope it was.In some episodes Ms Collins seemed uncomfortable, as though she'd rather have been doing something else.Perhaps Thomas'attitude was wearing thin. I'm a fan of both Ms Collins and Mr. Alderton and saw them on the stage in London in 1980 when we lived in England.

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