Rose is swept off her feet by a man she meet on a tram. He is Gregory Wilmot, an Australian sheep farmer who has returned to the UK to visit friends and see the sights. He and Rose spend a good deal of time together, eating out and even dancing one evening. When the others below stairs hear of him, there are mixed reactions with Hudson in particular quite dubious about the whole proposition. Gregory takes Rose to visit his friends and it becomes quite obvious that one of them thinks he's marrying below himself. When the big day arrives, Rose leaves 165 Eaton Place presumably forever. Only she returns a short time later, in tears, having learned something about Gregory just before their departure. Written by
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This episode takes place in April 1914. See more
The engagement ring Gregory gave to Rose in Perfect Strangers was round with a center ruby; in Home Fires, when they meet again, the ring Rose displays as the one Gregory gave her is an oblong setting with an emerald. See more
The Edwardians: Theme from Upstairs Downstairs
Composed by Alexander Faris
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