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"Upstairs, Downstairs" The Glorious Dead (1974)

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2 November 1974 (Season 4, Episode 8)
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Sadly, perhaps inevitably, tragic news arrives for someone at Eaton Place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Raymond Menmuir 
 
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Elizabeth Jane Howard  writer

Produced by
Rex Firkin .... executive producer
John Hawkesworth .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Faris 
 
Casting by
Martin Case (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Liley .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Terry Griffiths .... graphics (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Faraday .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Saunders .... lighting director (uncredited)
Bert Wilkins .... lighting director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eileen Atkins .... associate series creator
Jean Marsh .... associate series creator
Alfred Shaughnessy .... script editor
Valerie Unwin .... production assistant
Anne Clements .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Vicki Miller .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Prosser .... stage manager (uncredited)
Lee Rowe .... stage manager (uncredited)
Ken Ward .... stage manager (uncredited)
 
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51 min
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The Ballad of the Somme, which is referred to several times, was fought between July 1, 1916 and November 18, 1916 and pitted French, British, and Dominion forces against German positions that had occupied that part of France for the past two years. The battle was in itself indecisive although it gave the British and French some tactical advantage and drove the Germans back 40 miles. The cost in human life is estimated at one million men.See more »
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Mrs. Bridges:[Concerning Daisy's clumsiness] One thing I'll say about Ruby, she may have been slow, but she cleaned things proper.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bad news for Rose..., 7 September 2010
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October, 1916, A 'classic' episode from this season, this one, when Rose gets bad news receiving a telegram to say that Gregory Wilmot, her intended, has been killed in action... Rose goes into shock, and turns to a clairvoyant for comfort. Mrs. Bellamy is furious when she finds out after Rose returns home hysterical, that a good Christian like she should turn to such charlatans for comfort instead of the church. In turn, Rose in her grief forgets herself, and tells her mistress some home-truths. Hazel being the generous person she is, instead of reprimanding her, simply admits that Rose has not said anything wicked at all - but simply the truth.

In the meantime; Hazel discovers from a newspaper that the man she is in love with behind James' back has also been killed in action... Adding to this; James comes home unexpectedly on leave, and for once, we get to see a more generous side of his nature, when he talks to Rose to help her feel better about her loss, and discovers Hazel's affair with Jack Dyson, but says nothing...

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