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Upstairs, Downstairs 

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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1977   1976   1975   1974   1972   1971  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gordon Jackson ...  Hudson 60 episodes, 1971-1975
David Langton ...  Richard Bellamy 56 episodes, 1971-1975
Jean Marsh ...  Rose 54 episodes, 1971-1975
Angela Baddeley ...  Mrs. Bridges 53 episodes, 1971-1975
Christopher Beeny ...  Edward 46 episodes, 1971-1975
Jenny Tomasin ...  Ruby 41 episodes, 1972-1975
Simon Williams ...  James Bellamy 37 episodes, 1971-1975
Jacqueline Tong ...  Daisy Peel 32 episodes, 1973-1975
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Storyline

The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his wife a member of the titled aristocracy. Belowstairs, Hudson, the Scottish butler directs and guides the other servants about their tasks and (sometimes) their proper place. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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David Langton (Richard Bellamy), Simon Williams (James Bellamy), Gordon Jackson (Hudson), Angela Baddeley (Mrs Bridges), Jean Marsh (Rose Buck), Christopher Beeny (Edward Barnes), Joan Benham (Lady Prudence Fairfax) and Raymond Huntley (Sir Geoffrey Dillon) are the only actors to appear in all five series. See more »

Goofs

Hamish and Dorothy Matthews' names are spelt Mathews in the credits of episode 3.11 and Matthews in episode 4.6 See more »

Quotes

Edward Barnes, footman: Arabella? That's a COW'S name!
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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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Upstairs Downstairs
15 May 2005 | by sumersolstyceSee all my reviews

I would just like to say that Upstairs Downstairs has got to be one of my most favorite British Soaps of all time. It's such a shame that it had to end. The era is fascinating to me, and I really enjoyed the way the servants interacted with each other and the occupants of the household.

The story lines were believable, as were the characters. And when the Titanic was mentioned as the cause of death to the first Mrs. Bellamy, it brought a sense of reality to the show.

The whole premise of the show was brilliant, because I'm sure that was the ways it really was in those days. What with the class distinctions and all.

Over all I truly enjoyed the entire production.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(68 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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