21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...
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Tristan Aldrich ...
 Tristan / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Avril Anson ...
 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Ellen Beard ...
 Ellen / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Charlie Clay ...
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Rob Daly ...
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Jean Davies ...
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Antonia Dawson ...
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Denis Dubiard ...
 Monsier Dubiard / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Hugh Edgar ...
 Mr. Edgar / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Narrator (6 episodes, 2002)
Anna Olliff-Cooper ...
 Lady Olliff-Cooper / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Guy Olliff-Cooper ...
 Master Guy / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
John Olliff-Cooper ...
 Sir John / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Erika Ravitz ...
 Erika / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Jessica Rawlinson ...
 Jess / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Ken Skelton ...
 Kenny / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca Smith ...
 Becky / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Reji Raj ...
 Mr. Raj-Singh / ... (5 episodes, 2002)
Eva Morrison ...
 Miss Morrison / ... (4 episodes, 2002)
Jonty Olliff-Cooper ...
 Eldest Son / ... (4 episodes, 2002)
Lucy Garside ...
 Lucy (2 episodes, 2002)
Eva Morisson ...
 Lady's Maid (2 episodes, 2002)
Kelly Squires ...
 Kelly (2 episodes, 2002)
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21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...

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There's a Place for Everyone ... And Everyone Better Know Their Place.


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[regarding Edwardian society]
Mister Edgar - the Butler: Without truth, society is sick, and it can't really survive. And it was swept away.
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Not so much a game, more a way of life
9 March 2004 | by (Sunderland, England) – See all my reviews

Hugh Edgar, a retired architect, was a true `method actor'. He didn't just act the Butler, he became the butler. Some of the younger staff seemed unwilling to accept everything they had signed up to. Even the Master of the House wanted to bring in the 21st century if it made him even more comfortable. That made the series more interesting. Not just a glimpse into history but a look at how self-centred we and the younger generation have become.

Edgar relaxed his mask only for one scene on the last day, adding to its humour and showing the series' raison d'être.

An off-putting title, but a fascinating and unmissable series.


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