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Upstairs, downstairs

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh, Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Claire Foy, Anne Reid, Art Malik, Neil Jackson, Adrian Scarborough, Helen Bradbury, Ellie Kendrick, Nico Mirallegro.

Publication Information

2 Entertain Video ; Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a stellar cast and a story full of scandal, romance and intrigue set against a sweeping historical backdrop. 1936. The house at 165 Eaton Place has stood empty since the Bellamy family sold it six years earlier. Now the doors are finally flung open by new owners: diplomat Sir Hallam, his wife Lady Agnes, and--back from the Raj--his mother Maud, Lady Holland. With the arrival of Agne's debutante sister Lady Persie, the sumptuous home is ready to come to life. And who better than Rose, the house's former parlor maid, to recruit the new staff? The new "downstairs" family is as full of characters as its previous incarnation with the highly strung butler Mr Pritchard, cook Mrs. Thackeray, chauffeur Harry Spargo and a vivacious and spirited young team. Soon both the elegant upstairs world and the downstairs staff have built their own labyrinth of secrets, lies and scandal, and as they feel the tremors of royal and political upheaval and the ominous threat of war, the house reverberates to the familiar sounds of rumor, excitement and dread.


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Created by Heidi Thomas ; originally created by Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth and John Whitney.

Originally broadcast as individual episodes on the BBC in 2010.

Special features: Upstairs, downstairs: behind closed doors.


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