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Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs


Upstairs Downstairs was one of the most popular dramas of all time. It followed the lives of the Bellamys upstairs and the servants downstairs. Upstairs Downstairs covered from the Edwardian period to the sinking of the Titanic til the days of World War One right into the Roaring Twenties and then up to the Stock Market crash in 1929.
The series characters changed over the years. Richard Bellamy was the master of 165 Eaton Place during the series run. His wife Marjorie was the original mistress of the house. The couple had two children, James and Elizabeth. The servants also changed over the series. During the run only four stayed, Mrs. Bridges (the cook), Hudson (the butler) Edward (the footman) and Rose (Head House Maid).
When the third series began Lady Marjorie died in the Titanic disaster and James married his fathers typist, Hazel Forest. Elizabeth moved to the United States. James and Hazels marriage was thrown off course by Hazels miscarriage. When World War One broke out James went to fight and Hazel ran 165 Eaton Place single handily. James was wounded in battle and brought back to Eaton Place to recover. Sadly Hazel died of influenza just as the War ended.
During the fifth and final series Eaton Place was set in the Roaring Twenties. The final episodes dealt with the coming of the Great Depression.
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Episode Info

Final: 5x16 -- Wither Shall I Wander? (Dec/21/1975)



Cast
David LangtonDavid Langton
As Richard Bellamy
Hannah GordonHannah Gordon
As Lady Virginia Hamilton Bellamy (1974-1975)
Simon WilliamsSimon Williams
As James Bellamy
Meg Wynn OwenMeg Wynn Owen
As Hazel Forrest Bellamy (1973-1975)
Jean MarshJean Marsh
As Rose Buck
Gordon JacksonGordon Jackson
As Hudson
Angela BaddeleyAngela Baddeley
As Mrs. Bridges
Christopher BeenyChristopher Beeny
As Edward Barnes
Jacqueline TongJacqueline Tong
As Daisy Peel (1973-1975)
Jenny TomasinJenny Tomasin
As Ruby Finch (1972-1975)

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Crew

Creator: Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh
Executive Producer: Rex Firkin
Producer: John Hawkesworth
Music: Alexander Faris
Set Designer: John Clements
Script Editor: Alfred Shaughnessy

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Recurring Guests

Anthony Ainley as Lord Charles Gilmour (3 eps)
John Flint as Henry (2 eps)

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Warning: Upstairs, Downstairs guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: October 10, 1971
Ended: December 21, 1975
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