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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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Series cast summary:
...  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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A Família Bellamy  »

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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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The dull music score is all over the place! Shut up it a minute, for God's sake!
27 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't exactly expecting to get the very same kind of entertainment than the one broadcast in the 1970s. In fact I was even willing to get a fresh angle to the TV classic series, a bit like the excellent 2003 Forsyte Saga version, for instance.

Someone mentioned faults in the story telling and indifferent characters. Quite true. But for my part, I was very annoyed by the excessive (and often overstating) music score throughout the whole show. Not a minute without the damn melody in the background. On occasions, you hardly even hear what people say because of it. More than distracting, it irritated me to the extreme. A part from that, the actor weren't bad and the production values were quite impressive, but the music … Was it so necessary to have some in every single sequence.

"Silence is made of gold", they say. A bit of it would have been a good treat.


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