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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.

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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 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
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Família Bellamy See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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It was confirmed on 21 April 2012 that Upstairs Downstairs would not be returning for a third series. 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 branikiSee 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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