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Upstairs, Downstairs 

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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
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1977   1976   1975   1974   1972   1971  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gordon Jackson ...  Hudson 60 episodes, 1971-1975
David Langton ...  Richard Bellamy 56 episodes, 1971-1975
Jean Marsh ...  Rose 54 episodes, 1971-1975
Angela Baddeley ...  Mrs. Bridges 53 episodes, 1971-1975
Christopher Beeny ...  Edward 46 episodes, 1971-1975
Jenny Tomasin ...  Ruby 41 episodes, 1972-1975
Simon Williams ...  James Bellamy 38 episodes, 1971-1975
Jacqueline Tong ...  Daisy Peel 32 episodes, 1973-1975
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Storyline

The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his wife a member of the titled aristocracy. Belowstairs, Hudson, the Scottish butler directs and guides the other servants about their tasks and (sometimes) their proper place. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus am Eaton Place See more »

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Runtime:

(68 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The fictitious address of the Bellamys' house is 165 Eaton Place. Filming took place in Eaton Place, though at number 65. See more »

Goofs

Hamish and Dorothy Matthews' names are spelt Mathews in the credits of episode 3.11 and Matthews in episode 4.6 See more »

Quotes

Edward Barnes, footman: Arabella? That's a COW'S name!
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Still pure magic.........
3 September 2003 | by snoopy-11See all my reviews

Having first watched this series as a mere boy of 10 years in the early 70's, it is indeed a pleasure to see it being repeated on UK cable TV as I write.

To me, it has lost none of it's charm and appeal, particularly the richness of characters, characters which were allowed to develop fully over the period it was screened.

If you haven't seen this, make an effort to do so - it was and is one of the most beautifully written and acted British drama series to grace the screen.


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