Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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Matters get out of hand when the servants mock their employers while the family are away on a summer holiday.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Sarah
... Rose
Alethea Charlton ... Enid
... Alfred
Peter Sproule ... Henry
... Emily
... James Bellamy
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Storyline

It's August 1904 and with the the Bellamys away, the servants have the house to themselves. Hudson and Mrs Bridges are also absent and soon the rest, along with a few friends, begin drinking and partying. Rather than restrict themselves to below stairs, the party soon moves to the morning room and Sarah dons one of Lady Marjorie's evening gowns. They are all shocked however when the Bellamys eldest son James, a Lieutenant in the Life Guards, arrives unexpectedly. Rather than chuck them out or call the police, which is what most of them expect him to do, he embarrasses them further by playing along with their little game and serving them champagne until they are all quite drunk. Sarah however is as defiant as ever, standing up to him and managing to extract a promise from him not to tell his parents what has happened. She also makes a momentous decision about her own future. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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20 January 1974 (USA)  »

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(DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in August 1904. See more »

Goofs

Sarah turns on the prop gas/oil lamps on the hall by turning a spindle until the lamp reaches the right brightness, but does so without lighting them with a match first. It is clear anyway that the real light source is a standard light bulb. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: You've got some very odd ideas about men, Rose.
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Soundtracks

What Are We Going to Do with Uncle Edward?
(uncredited)
Music by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
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