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Upstairs Downstairs 

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


Heidi Thomas




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2012   2010  
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Keeley Hawes ...  Lady Agnes Holland 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Ed Stoppard ...  Sir Hallam Holland 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Adrian Scarborough ...  Mr. Warwick Pritchard / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Neil Jackson ...  Harry Spargo 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Anne Reid ...  Mrs. Clarice Thackeray 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Claire Foy ...  Lady Persephone Towyn / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Art Malik ...  Mr. Amanjit Singh / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Blake Ritson ...  The Duke of Kent 8 episodes, 2010-2012
Nico Mirallegro ...  Johnny Proude 8 episodes, 2010-2012
Laura Haddock ...  Beryl Ballard 6 episodes, 2012
Ami Metcalf ...  Eunice McCabe 6 episodes, 2012
Jean Marsh ...  Mrs. Rose Buck 5 episodes, 2010-2012
Alex Kingston ...  Dr. Blanche Mottershead 5 episodes, 2012
Ken Bones ...  Lord Halifax 4 episodes, 2012
Sarah Gordy ...  Pamela Holland / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Alexia James Alexia James ...  Lotte Perlmutter 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Eileen Atkins ...  Maud, Lady Holland 3 episodes, 2010
Ellie Kendrick ...  Ivy Morris 3 episodes, 2010
Michael Landes ...  Casper Landry / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Jemma Churchill ...  Nanny Lyons 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Anthony Calf ...  Anthony Eden 3 episodes, 2010
Ian Barritt ...  Dr. Gascoigne / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Sarah Lancashire ...  Miss Whisset 2 episodes, 2012
Edward Baker-Duly ...  Ribbentrop 2 episodes, 2010
Peter Stark Peter Stark ...  Friedrich Erlichman 2 episodes, 2012
Lucy Cohu ...  Mrs. Fuller / ... 2 episodes, 2012


In 1936, Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard) and his pretty young wife Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes) 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 (Jean Marsh), a long-time servant in the Bellamy household, to find them a suitable staff. In the end, Rose 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 U.K. 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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1930s | knee high boots | sequel | See All (3) »




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This show was nominated for six Primetime Emmy awards in 2011. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.31 (2011) See more »

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too bad, it only had two seasons.
28 July 2019 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

After downton abbey ended, i thought that someone should make a new show about those people afterwards. I didn't know that there was already a show about the new era.

It is no wonder why downton abbey was a huge success. this show has too few characters comparing to it but there are still plenty of dramas. downton abbey was more grandiose.

I haven't seen the original show, yet. I am guessing that it is even better.

This show was going a little too fast in season 1. Johnny looks cute, I am glad that he is back again in season 2. He could be a footman in downton abbey for sure.

What did those servants do during the world war 2? Maybe someday there will be another show.

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26 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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