"Upstairs, Downstairs" A Perfect Stranger (TV Episode 1974) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Rose is swept off her feet by a man she meet on a tram. He is Gregory Wilmot, an Australian sheep farmer who has returned to the UK to visit friends and see the sights. He and Rose spend a good deal of time together, eating out and even dancing one evening. When the others below stairs hear of him, there are mixed reactions with Hudson in particular quite dubious about the whole proposition. Gregory takes Rose to visit his friends and it becomes quite obvious that one of them thinks he's marrying below himself. When the big day arrives, Rose leaves 165 Eaton Place presumably forever. Only she returns a short time later, in tears, having learned something about Gregory just before their departure.

  • On a crowded London tram, Rose has a chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer, Gregory Wilmont. He woos Rose, who is very cautious and skeptical at his attention. After a week of outings and an evening of dancing, Rose's is smitten by this captivating man. She invites Gregory to Eaton Place for tea to meet 'her family.' Mrs Bridges is charmed by Gregory, but Hudson is skeptical. Gregory proposes marriage to Rose in front of the staff and Rose accepts. Hudson is stunned that Rose would leave the comfortable, familiar world she had known for the Australian Outback. After a tearful goodbye in the servant's hall and best wishes from Captain James and Hazel, Rose departs, but returns abruptly. Her reasons are dubious and Hazel comforts her. Utterly resigned, Rose accepts her lot. She is destined to stay in service in the Bellamy household for the rest of her days.

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


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