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Masterpiece: Upstairs Downstairs, II: (1) A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing

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There is new life at 165 Eaton Place as Lady Agnes Holland, still weakened from the delivery, has given birth. Meanwhile, Sir Hallam Holland’s aunt, Dr. Blanche Mottershead, is on the scene and manages to keep tensions high throughout the house. In the absence of Miss Rose Buck, Mr. Pritchard is tirelessly trying to maintain some semblance of peace and order - all the while readying for the unnerving prospect of war. Against an increasingly uneasy political backdrop, long-buried secrets about the staff are revealed and gas masks are issued to all. While the house staff seems torn between patriotism and conscience, Sir Hallam stands firm in his diplomatic convictions - working to negotiate what may be the final chance to avert war. However, even as the prospect of maintaining peace seems more and more a possibility, there remains a sense of uncertainty as to just how long England will be able to sleep peacefully.


Episode Info


Episode number: 42x24
Production Number: 4224
Airdate: Sunday October 07th, 2012

Director: Marc Jobst

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Feb 19, 2012

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Adrian Scarborough
As Mr Warwick Pritchard
Recurring
Alex Kingston
As Dr Blanche Mottershead
Recurring
Ami Metcalf
As Eunice McCabe
Recurring
Anne Reid
As Mrs Clarice Thackeray
Recurring
Art Malik
As Mr Amanjit Singh
Recurring
Blake Ritson
As The Duke of Kent
Recurring
Claire Foy
As Lady Persephone Towyn
Recurring
Ed Stoppard
As Sir Hallam Holland
Recurring
Jean Marsh
As Mrs Rose Buck
Recurring
Jemma Churchill
As Nanny Lyons
Recurring
Keeley Hawes
As Lady Agnes Holland
Recurring
Ken Bones
As Lord Halifax
Recurring
Laura Haddock
As Beryl Ballard
Recurring
Lucy Cohu
As Mrs Sylvia Fuller
Recurring
Michael Landes
As Caspar Landry
Recurring
Neil Jackson
As Harry Spargo
Recurring
Nico Mirallegro
As Johnny Proude
Recurring
Peter Stark
As Friedrich Erlichman
Recurring
Sarah Gordy
As Pamela Holland
Recurring
Sarah Lancashire
As Miss Whisset
Recurring
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Other Episode Crew

ProducerAnn Tricklebank
 
Warning: Masterpiece season 42 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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