Hazel Bellamy assumes her role as mistress of the household with great trepidation and Richard becomes the quarry of a bounty-hunting Austrian woman and her wily and rapacious brother.

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James and Hazel have returned to 165 Eaton Place and Hazel in particular now has to settle in. The servants are somewhat dismayed at the little amount of entertaining the young couple have planned for the fall and all in all, life has become dull for everyone. Hazel receives a call from the Lili de Ternay, claiming to have met Richard years ago and simply calling to renew their acquaintance. Hazel naturally invites her and her brother Kurt to dinner not realizing that they are penniless fortune hunters who mistakenly believe that Richard is a rich man, given his connection to the Southwolds. Below stairs, there is a new under-house parlor maid, a young Welsh girl named Gwyneth whose imagination proves to be far more than anyone can handle. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in August 1913. See more »

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Lili de Ternay: I don't want fits from you, Richard. I want more. I want your soul.
Richard Bellamy: If you can find it, you can have it.
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What Are We Gonig To Do with Uncle Arthur
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Composed by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
Instrumental version heardas closing theme
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Richard Bellamy falls in love!
20 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

August, 1913 This episode could have been likened to the infamous 'Swedish Tiger' (see my Review for that title) that was 'Upstairs, Downstairs'' dreadful low point of its first season - only for the fact that though 'nonsensical'; it is ultimately saved by the humour and comical highs - both of which the aforementioned episode lacked.

Two people are 'on the make' by pretending to have met carefully selected wealthy people, and then to claim to look them up years later. A Countess and her dead-beat brother contact the Bellamy residence whilst in London to call on them. The only one to see through their charade is Hazel Bellamy - but nobody believes her...

This is Richard Bellamy's first affair with another woman after having lost his first wife Lady Marjorie just eighteen months earlier.

In the meantime; the Bellamy's have a new housemaid 'Gwyneth' who appears to be too good to be true. So much so, Rose utters those classic lines; 'only Gwyneth; try not to do everything better than me'! Gwyneth later develops a crush on Richard Bellamy, confesses to it, and then leaves - all in one episode!

Not one of the best episodes in this season, but entertaining in parts.

Stars Sandor Eles.


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