The Bellamy household packs up and goes to Scotland when Lord Bellamy is loaned a cottage for a ten day holiday. Virginia, Alice and Rose are in Paris but everyone else, including a reluctant Georgina, goes along. Their reception is anything but warm when Hudson, Edward, Daisy, Ruby and Mrs. Bridges arrive to find that no preparations have been made for them. The ghillie, Roderick McKay and his wife aren't very friendly either. McKay suggests they return to London without delay. When that doesn't work he seems to go out of his way to make their stay unpleasant. As Hudson eventually learns, the ghillie has a secret. Georgina meanwhile dislikes the place from the moment they arrive and is bored. When James reveals his burning love for her, she tells him there can be no future for them and he returns to London. Written by
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Perhaps owing to the location filming, although there are four episodes left in the series, this was actually the last episode of the original run of "Upstairs, Downstairs" ever filmed. Only Gordon Jackson was actually involved in the out-of-doors scenes filmed; the travel to Scotland by the other regulars is suggested by scenes filmed inside a car, coupled with exterior shots of a vehicle shot from a distance. See more
The used car tires used as buffers in the side of the boat and on the harbor wall are modern with square cross-section, not the rounded type used in the period See more
Oh, perhaps it's the feeling of this place, being alone together, miles from anywhere. Coming up here was like going back in time. Peat fires, nursery tea, Bonnie Prince Charlie... But it's all make-believe and make-believe is for children. We did love each other once...
No, DID. During the war. That's all in the past, darling.
Don't take this away from me, Georgina. I haven't anything else.
[suddenly entering the room
I say, Hudson's just been telling me the most extraordinary thing! ...
What Are We Going to Do with Uncle Edward?
Music by Alexander Faris
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
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