Soap opera about rich family and their servants in 1920s Boston.




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Series cast summary:
Susan Blanchard ...  Maureen Mahaffey 11 episodes, 1975
David Dukes ...  Robert Lassiter 11 episodes, 1975
Michael Nouri ...  Giorgio Bullock 11 episodes, 1975
Linda Purl ...  Betsy Bullock 11 episodes, 1975
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper ...  Trevor Bullock 11 episodes, 1975
George Rose ...  Arthur Hacker 11 episodes, 1975
David Rounds David Rounds ...  Terence O'Hara 11 episodes, 1975
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ...  Benjamin Lassiter 11 episodes, 1975
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd ...  Brian Mallory 11 episodes, 1975
Edward Herrmann ...  Richard Palmer 11 episodes, 1975
Nancy Marchand ...  Mary Lassiter 11 episodes, 1975
Beatrice Straight ...  Mrs. Hacker 11 episodes, 1975
Maeve McGuire Maeve McGuire ...  Maude Palmer 11 episodes, 1975
Holland Taylor ...  Marilyn Gardiner 11 episodes, 1975
Kitty Winn ...  Rosamond Lassiter 11 episodes, 1975
Barry Snider Barry Snider ...  Harry Emmett 11 episodes, 1975
Sydney Swire Sydney Swire ...  Eleanor 11 episodes, 1975
Kathryn Walker ...  Fawn Lassiter 11 episodes, 1975
Richard Ward ...  William Piper 11 episodes, 1975
DeAnn Mears DeAnn Mears ...  Emily Bullock 10 episodes, 1975
Don Blakely ...  Grant Piper 10 episodes, 1975


CBS spent (and lost) a lot of money on this "Upstairs, Downstairs" ripoff detailing the relationships, battles and dramatic incidents involving members of the well-to-do Lassiter family in 1920s Boston and their Irish servants. Written by Marty McKee <>

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25 August 1975 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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A Lame and Inept Copy of the Magnificent Upstairs, Downstairs
27 November 1999 | by KirasjeriSee all my reviews

The great PBS series, Upstairs, Downstairs, magnificently wove rich characterizations of the upper and lower classes of one London household against the historical backdrop of England from 1903-1930. Social issues were brilliantly added to the personal dramas. The writing and acting were superb.

Then someone got the bright idea of doing something of similar format in Boston about the same time period with servants and upper class family living their parallel lives in the same great house. Unfortunately, the acting even though by competent New York stage actors never jelled, and that was in large part because the writing was an atrocity. It reduced these peoples' lives to the most trite soap opera cliches. Silly people acted silly; pompous people acted pompous. It was all superficial and pointless.

Highly touted and publicized before its first airing by a network that hoped to add ratings and prestige with a classy and popular show, "Beacon Hill" quickly was cancelled - after becoming one of the biggest bombs in TV history. If you want to see how such a show should be done, buy or rent some of the video tapes of Upstairs, Downstairs,

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