Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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James' weekend visit to Somerby Park, with Hudson in tow as his valet, presents an opportunity for both to appreciate their beloved Eaton Place and what they've left behind there.

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Richard Bellamy
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Mrs. Bridges
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Hazel Forrest
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Major Cochrane-Danby
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Lady Diana Russell
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Makepiece
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Dowager Lady Newbury
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Bunny Newbury
Patricia Lawrence ...
Mrs. Kenton
Anthony Dawes ...
Breeze
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James goes to spend a weekend at Somerby Park, ancestral home of his friend Bunny Newbury who is now a Marquis having recently inherited his title from his late father. Bunny has also invited Diana Russell whom he hopes will marry him. She and James were great friends in their youth with Diana spending a good deal of time at Southwold and she clearly has her eye on him, much to Bunny's dismay. Hudson has accompanied James for the weekend to act as his valet and his loader for the shooting. He is somewhat in awe of the large estate and can only imagine what it would be like to be butler in such a household. Lunch on shooting day is something of a disaster when the butler Makepiece, is in his cups and unable to organize the event properly. Hudson steps in and takes charge ensuring all goes well and catching the eye of Bunny's mother, Lady Newbury who comment to the housekeeper that Hudson is exactly the kind of man they would need at the estate. As for James, he realizes that throughout... Written by garykmcd

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17 November 1974 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place during the autumn of 1912. See more »

Quotes

Max Weinberg: [appreciating Hudson's capabilities and manner] Remarkable loader you have there,
Hudson: Oh, no, he's really our butler, but he acts as valet sometimes.
Max Weinberg: Butler, valet, loader and diplomat. Quite a valuable object!
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What Are We Going To Do with Uncle Arthur
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Composed by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
Heard under end credits
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