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1. Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs (2012– )

History

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Stars: Pamela Cox, Lucy Delap, Edith Argy, Caroline Carr-Whitworth

Votes: 42

2. Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (1977 TV Special)

Approved | 60 min | Family, Music

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Bing Crosby and his family spend Christmas at the estate of distant relative in England.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Bing Crosby, Stanley Baxter, David Bowie, Harry Crosby

Votes: 58

3. Maid in Britain (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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An examination of the British obsession with class divide, and the great television dramas which have resulted.

Director: Rachel Boyd | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady, Alastair Bruce

Votes: 5

4. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Pair of Exiles (1972)

50 min | Drama

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Sarah tells James she's having his baby and the Bellamys make provisions to avoid a major scandal.

Director: Cyril Coke | Stars: Rachel Gurney, David Langton, Pauline Collins, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 52

5. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Perfect Stranger (1974)

52 min | Drama

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While running an ordinary errand, Rose's life takes an extraordinary turn.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Keith Barron

Votes: 44

6. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Place in the World (1975)

53 min | Drama

7.5
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As Britain tries to rebound from the war, James Bellamy runs for political office.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, David Langton, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 43

7. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: A Pocket Full of Rye (2008)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A detestable businessman is murdered while at work, and a handful of rye is found in his pockets. Soon after, members of his household fall victim to a killer intent on recreating scenes from a popular nursery rhyme.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: Julia McKenzie, Rose Heiney, Laura Haddock, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 831

8. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Special Mischief (1972)

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Elizabeth joins the suffragette movement, but in her effort to protect her, Rose is imprisoned.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Donald Burton, Christopher Beeny

Votes: 48

9. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Voice from the Past (1972)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama

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In an effort to help the poor in London's East End, James and Elizabeth come face-to-face with a downtrodden Sarah .

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Jackson, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 52

10. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Alberto (1975)

51 min | Drama

7.5
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Frederick considers his future when he feels his talents are largely wasted in the Bellamy household.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Simon Williams, Joan Benham, Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh

Votes: 39

11. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: All the King's Horses (1975)

51 min | Drama

9.2
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James returns to England, with new found vigor and untold wealth, on the eve of the October 1929 stock market crash.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson, Hannah Gordon, David Langton

Votes: 48

12. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Another Year (1974)

51 min | Drama

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At the end of a very difficult year, the New Year is full of hope and augurs well, especially for Richard Bellamy

Director: Cyril Coke | Stars: Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Jackson, Meg Wynn Owen

Votes: 41

13. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Desirous of Change (1973)

51 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Lionel Harris | Stars: Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Meg Wynn Owen

Votes: 52

14. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Disillusion (1975)

51 min | Drama

7.1
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It's spring and Hudson's fancy wreaks havoc on the entire household.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 40

15. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Distant Thunder (1974)

51 min | Drama

8.4
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The disparity between James' and Hazel's background is cut wide open when Hazel suffers a miscarriage.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Meg Wynn Owen, David Langton

Votes: 46

16. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Downstairs, Upstairs (2011)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dark secrets surface at the Jenkins household when Murdoch questions the family and servants of murdered patriarch Percival Jenkins.

Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 143

17. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (2011)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

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April 1917. With John still absent, Isobel's butler Molesley makes a play for Anna but is rejected. Robert gets a new valet, shell-shocked ex-soldier Henry Lang, whilst William goes off to ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter

Votes: 972

18. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2011)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

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Matthew and William remain missing in France, the mounting tensions between Cora and Isobel results it Isobel's volunteering for France, Bates returns to Downton, and the servants open a soup kitchen for unemployed veterans.

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter

Votes: 966

19. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2011)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

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An unrecognizable burn victim turns up at the convalescent home claiming to be Mary's [resumed drowned cousin Patrick, Carlisle plans to lure Carson from Downton, and Bates wife reneges on her divorce agreement.

Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter

Votes: 942

20. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: For Love of Love (1972)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

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Despite their disdain for social conventions, Elizabeth marries Fabian socialist and poet, Lawrence Kirbridge, in a traditional church service and all of its trappings.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Rachel Gurney, David Langton

Votes: 48

21. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Joke Over (1975)

50 min | Drama

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After an evening of dissipated behavior and a reckless drive into the countryside, Georgina must appear at a coroner's inquest, when one of the locals is killed.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Hannah Gordon

Votes: 47

22. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Laugh a Little Louder Please (1975)

51 min | Drama

7.5
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Georgina and her cohort throw a bacchanal at Eaton Place, with tragic consequences.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh

Votes: 38

23. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Married Love (1972)

50 min | Drama

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The strained Kirbridge marriage has yet to be consummated, causing Elizabeth great unhappiness in her quest to make a happy life with Lawrence and her great desire to start a family. As it happens, Lawrence's interests lie elsewhere.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, John Alderton, Nicola Pagett, Rachel Gurney

Votes: 45

24. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Missing Believed Killed (1974)

50 min | Drama

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Their nerves in tatters, Hazel and Richard do all they can to unearth any information about James.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Meg Wynn Owen, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, David Langton

Votes: 40

25. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Noblesse Oblige (1975)

51 min | Drama

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Better the devil you know than the one you don't is the lesson Mrs. Bridges and Ruby learn after a terrible row. Upstairs, Lord Stockbridge proposes to Georgina, but there's a catch.

Director: Cyril Coke | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Lesley-Anne Down, David Langton, Ursula Howells

Votes: 41

26. Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012)
Episode: The Fledgling (2010)

TV-PG | 61 min | Drama

7.5
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Sir Hallam Holland and his wife Agnes join his controlling mother, Lady Maud, returned from India after 30 years and reopen 165 Eaton Place.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 141

27. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Hero's Farewell (1974)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Lady Prudence finally gets hold of the Bellamy drawing room for a worthy cause.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Joan Benham, Robin Bailey, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 39

28. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Joy Ride (1975)

51 min | Drama

7.9
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When James buys a small airplane, Virginia defies Richard and the three undergo quite an ordeal.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: David Langton, Simon Williams, Hannah Gordon, Jean Marsh

Votes: 42

29. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The New Man (1972)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirbridge return from their honeymoon and set up their new household in nearby Greenwich.

Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Rachel Gurney

Votes: 47

30. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: The New Rich (1979)

60 min | Drama

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Nouveau riche Sarah and Thomas have the use of the Andover townhouse, but their egalitarian attitude towards their servants is frowned upon by their butler Wilson.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Nigel Hawthorne, Barbara Hicks

Votes: 6

31. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Nine Days Wonder (1975)

48 min | Drama

7.4
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The entire household comes together when a General Strike is called throughout Britain in May 1926

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, David Langton

Votes: 37

32. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Property of a Lady (1972)

50 min | Drama

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A tangled web of duplicity is woven when love letters in Lady Marjorie's delicate hand fall into the tawdry hands of a scheming Irishman.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: John Alderton, Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Pauline Collins

Votes: 49

33. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Sudden Storm (1974)

52 min | Drama

8.5
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A downstairs dalliance and a happy outing to a seaside resort divert the staff as war looms on the European continent.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, Meg Wynn Owen, Simon Williams

Votes: 46

34. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Swedish Tiger (1972)

TV-PG | 52 min | Drama

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James entertains a visiting Swedish friend and Sarah is the prime suspect when valuable household objects go missing.

Director: Brian Parker | Stars: Sven-Bertil Taube, Pauline Collins, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams

Votes: 80

35. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Understudy (1975)

51 min | Drama

8.2
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On the eve of an important dinner party for a French diplomat, Hudson suffers a heart attack.

Director: James Ormerod | Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Simon Williams, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 37

36. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Wanted - a Good Home (1975)

49 min | Drama

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It's the new governess against the entire staff when young William and Alice get their wish -- an adorable puppy.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Hannah Gordon

Votes: 39

37. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Whither Shall I Wander? (1975)

55 min | Drama

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After nearly 30 years, the Bellamy saga ends with the sale of 165 Eaton Place and a fresh beginning for every member of the household.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Raymond Huntley, Hannah Gordon, David Langton

Votes: 55

38. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Whom God hath Joined... (1972)

49 min | Drama

8.0
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When Elizabeth arrives at Eaton Place for tea, it becomes increasingly evident that she's left Lawrence after their six-month marriage.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 46

39. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Will Ye No Come Back Again (1975)

52 min | Drama

7.9
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Hudson is back in his element when the Bellamys travel to Scotland for their summer holiday.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: David Langton, Simon Williams, Lesley-Anne Down, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 48

40. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Women Shall Not Weep (1974)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Edward and Daisy marry before he's sent to France and Georgina becomes a volunteer nurse.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Simon Williams, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 39