Nouveau riche Sarah and Thomas have the use of the Andover townhouse, but their egalitarian attitude towards their servants is frowned upon by their butler Wilson.

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Wilson
Barbara Hicks ...
Mrs. Ambrose
Marjorie Hogan ...
Mrs. Fitzgerald
Sarah Carthy ...
Ethel
Jonathan Darvill ...
John
Linda Robson ...
Nelly
Kate David ...
Dot
Charles West ...
Sir Joseph Weidler
Morris Perry ...
Tanby
Mark Elwes ...
Lord Dawnay
Terence Conoley ...
Dinner Party Guest
Frank Tregear ...
Delivery man
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While Thomas and Sarah have the use of the Andover town house, they hire a staff of servants and give a dinner to impress the hoi polloi as the keep open opportunities to financially benefit from their improved condition. Having been servants themselves, the couple make o pretense about being nouveau riche, and their egalitarian attitude toward their domestics creates friction with Wilson their old school, class-conscious butler. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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1 April 1979 (UK)  »

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The movie "The Violin Maker" that is mentioned as playing at the local theater is the 1909 D.W. Griffith production of "The Violin Maker of Cremona." See more »

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Sarah Moffat: I heard that the king don't carry money at all.
Thomas Watkins: Yeah, well, he learnt the habit from me.
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References The Violin Maker of Cremona (1909) See more »

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A Bird in a Gilded Cage
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Music by Harry von Tilzer and lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb (1900)
Played on gramophobe by servant.
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Thoams and Sarah need servants of their own!
15 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

March, 1912 Part 2 in a two-part story; Whilst the first part was the absolute low point of this series (see my Review for the preceding episode) this is by far one of the most high! Thomas and Sarah, having acquired a house as large and as proud as any the Bellamy's may have occupied, they are now master and mistress of their own establishment! As if this is not enough; they begin to 'speculate' on the Stock Market

  • successfully, and acquire a huge wealth to go with it! This enables


them to engage proper servants, and have a staff of their own! This episode is most enjoyable - if only for the fact of seeing how the working class could 'adapt' to an 'upper class' lifestyle! Having servants brings its own problems; their wishing to be 'too' familiar, and knowing 'what's what'! But it also goes to show that everything one wishes for is not always what it seems...

This story goes a good way in showing that it was in fact the working classes who had much influence on the upper classes in the way that they lived - both morally, and the way they lead their lives, though neither probably in reality were aware of it...

Though humorous in places, still causes for some 'sympathy' in yet what would become just another venture for the hapless Thomas and Sarah that would go all pear-shaped...

Marvellous entertainment! Features an early role for a young Linda Robson of 'Birds Of A Feather' fame! See if you can spot her without looking at the credits first!


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