The Bellamy household is again invaded by Lady Prudence Fairfax and one of her committees who commandeer the drawing room for yet another fund-raiser, this time for the Red Cross. They have co-opted the services of a well-known actor, Gerald Maitland, to stage a series of tableaux on a war-related theme. Georgina is home on leaves and agrees to portray Florence Nightingale and Prudence even recruits one of the staff to be the central character in the finale. At the final rehearsal however, 165 Eaton Place is extensively damaged in an air raid. Hudson proceeds to his duties as a Special Constable but is wounded and requires hospitalization. The final blow is a telegram advising them that James is missing in action in France and believed killed. Written by
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This episode takes place in October 1917. See more
You know what I think is worst? I have the feeling that all our friends who have been killed are only dead for the duration, but after the war they'll all come back again... They won't.
(Theme from Upstairs Downstairs) (uncredited)
Composed bt Alexander Faris (1971)
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