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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

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...  Lady Agnes Holland 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Sir Hallam Holland 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Mr. Warwick Pritchard / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Harry Spargo 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Mrs. Clarice Thackeray / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Lady Persephone Towyn / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Mr. Amanjit Singh / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
...  The Duke of Kent 8 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Johnny Proude 8 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Beryl Ballard 6 episodes, 2012
Ami Metcalf ...  Eunice McCabe 6 episodes, 2012
...  Mrs. Rose Buck 5 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Dr. Blanche Mottershead 5 episodes, 2012
...  Lord Halifax 4 episodes, 2012
...  Pamela Holland / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Alexia James ...  Lotte Perlmutter 4 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Maud, Lady Holland 3 episodes, 2010
...  Ivy Morris 3 episodes, 2010
...  Casper Landry / ... 3 episodes, 2012
...  Nanny Lyons 3 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Anthony Eden 3 episodes, 2010
Ian Barritt ...  Dr. Gascoigne / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Miss Whisset 2 episodes, 2012
...  Ribbentrop 2 episodes, 2010
Peter Stark ...  Friedrich Erlichman 2 episodes, 2012
...  Mrs. Fuller / ... 2 episodes, 2012
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In 1936, Sir Hallam Holland and his pretty young wife Lady Agnes return from a diplomatic posting abroad and take up residence at 165 Eaton Place, formerly the home of the Bellamy family but vacant for several years. By chance, they ask Rose Buck, herself a long-time servant in the Bellamy household, to find them a suitable staff. In the end, Rose herself joins them as the Housekeeper. The 1930s are a difficult time in England. The Depression has taken its toll with high levels of unemployment. Fascism, which has become popular on the Continent in Italy and Germany, is also finding followers in the UK with Oswald Mosely's British Union of Fascists. As the new staff begin their daily work, the downstairs family begins to take shape. Written by garykmcd

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In August 2011, it was announced that Eileen Atkins (Lady Maud Holland) had decided not to appear in the next series because she was unhappy with the direction the new scripts were taking. See more »

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One of the best British TV series I have ever seen - full series please
6 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

It was with much trepidation that I watched this series on BBC over the Christmas break, I was sure that it was going to be a major disappointment as a remake of the classic 1970s TV series. However I am glad to say that I was very wrong.

Rather than a remake, this is a continuation of the story of 165 Eaton Place in Belgravia, the scene of the original series.

Jean Marsh, who appeared in and co-created the original series, returns as Rose Buck, and helps the new tenants assemble a new retinue of housekeeping staff.

The new series is set in the late 1930s and to add to the trials and tribulations of the new servants, we see initial interest in British fascism and the ensuing riots, Jewish fugitives from Germany and evidence of aristocratic flirtations with Nazi Germany.

The three episodes were very poignant and involving and included much humour also. The entire cast were uniformly excellent and I can only hope that the episodes were successful enough to result in a full blown series.


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