Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French Chef, ... See full summary »
Jack Boult, a former rally driver, and his second wife Harriet, who used to be a nurse, move from the bustle of London to start a new life in a cottage in the Somerset countryside, together... See full summary »
Charming British tv comedy series starring real life husband and wife Pauline Collins and John Alderton , as C.D and Clara, reflecting on how they met and fell in love. Each show begins ... See full summary »
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in ... See full summary »
A two-part short story, titled "The Spin of the Wheel", which covered the gap between them leaving Eaton Place and the start of this show was written by Alfred Shaughnessy and published in the TV Times just prior to the start of the spin-off. See more »
This lovely series has recently been re-run on Granada. The two main characters made their first appearance in Upstairs Downstairs. This series follows their mixed fortunes when they try to make it on their own.
The series captures Edwardian England in a way that only the English seem to manage with accuracy and sympathy.
Each 1 hour episode is self contained and whilst not always completely plausible, the series is a great pleasure to watch. Then again with such two outstanding actors in Pauline Collins and John Alderton, what could possibly go wrong? Pauline Collins even manages to breathe life into the otherwise very ordinary current series "The Ambassador".
The episode in the Welsh village was quite excellent. And, in a typically English manner (thank god), the ending of the series is left open to the viewer to interpret.
Why the hell aren't they making TV series like these anymore?
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