Upstairs, Downstairs: Series Five

Overview

On many levels, the long-running BBC drama Upstairs, Downstairs became one of the most successful series of its parent network. The by-now-familiar premise contrasts the experiences of the Bellamys, a family of wealthy, aristocratic Britons ('Upstairs'), with those of their loyal servants ('Downstairs'), as all share a residence at the townhouse 165 Eaton Place, London. The program's final season (its fifth) covers the eleven-year period of 1919 through 1930. Highlights include Lord and Lady Bellamy commencing a ...
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Overview

On many levels, the long-running BBC drama Upstairs, Downstairs became one of the most successful series of its parent network. The by-now-familiar premise contrasts the experiences of the Bellamys, a family of wealthy, aristocratic Britons ('Upstairs'), with those of their loyal servants ('Downstairs'), as all share a residence at the townhouse 165 Eaton Place, London. The program's final season (its fifth) covers the eleven-year period of 1919 through 1930. Highlights include Lord and Lady Bellamy commencing a life together, James's last ignominy in front of the family, and much more. All of Series Five of Upstairs, Downstairs appears in this box set, as it originally aired in 1975. Stars include Anthony Andrews, Christopher Beeny, Jean Marsh and Simon Williams.
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Special Features

The making of Upstairs, Downstairs part 5; Episode commentaries ; Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered; Russell Harty Goes Upstairs, Downstairs; Interview with the composer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • UPC: 054961863594
  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 13:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,571

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 1-4
1. The Victory March [10:48]
2. Quiet and Dull [6:18]
3. The Return of Lord Bellamy [7:17]
4. Wanting Her Own Home [11:00]
5. A Sad House [7:17]
6. Playtime Extended [8:13]
1. Standing for Parliament [9:36]
2. In the Neighborhood [10:05]
3. A Campaign Begins [9:58]
4. Back in Service [6:31]
5. An Apology [10:59]
6. Election Results [5:19]
1. Good Morning, Georgina [8:15]
2. Petty Arguments [7:55]
3. Throwing a Party [8:15]
4. The Arrival of Miss Treadwell [9:49]
5. Robin Makes a Move [8:21]
6. The Next Day [8:00]
1. James Buys an Airplane [8:47]
2. Riding and Flying [6:42]
3. Lunch Substitute [8:45]
4. Missing Duo [8:38]
5. Waiting up [10:03]
6. The News Arrives [8:25]
Disc #2 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 5-8
1. Leaving for School [9:37]
2. A Surprise From Rose [7:29]
3. The English Way [10:57]
4. Lessons in the Schoolroom [8:50]
5. Hiding Thimble [7:24]
6. What About Alice? [4:50]
1. Wireless Waves [9:57]
2. Absolute Discretion [9:08]
3. I Love You [9:30]
4. Visit From Bunny [6:01]
5. What's Going on? [5:30]
6. Being Honest [11:41]
1. Butler's Pet [10:48]
2. Hello, Alvin [7:47]
3. Private Conversation [6:59]
4. No More Secrets [7:14]
5. Reserved for Hudson [7:18]
6. I Don't Fancy You! [10:59]
1. Letters for Ruby [8:51]
2. Sir Guy Paynter [5:26]
3. Please Forgive Me [10:18]
4. Not the Marrying Sort [8:58]
5. Splendid Hostess [8:37]
6. Gossip [10:20]
Disc #3 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 9-12
1. General Strike [7:05]
2. Volunteering? [7:08]
3. Downstairs Visit [9:55]
4. Outnumbered [4:35]
5. Uncle Len [12:36]
6. The End's in Sight [6:53]
1. The French Ambassador [6:03]
2. Book on Wine [8:29]
3. Hudson's Fall [8:20]
4. Fleuriau [6:48]
5. Man of Ambition [9:59]
6. Hudson's Successor [11:15]
1. Placing Bets [11:14]
2. Paul Marvin [9:19]
3. Alberto [8:52]
4. Studio Surprise [10:53]
5. A Kept Man [3:49]
6. Cheerio [7:13]
1. Trip to Scotland [9:00]
2. Marooned [6:22]
3. No Fish? [8:47]
4. Ruby's Ghost Story [8:46]
5. Poachers [7:51]
6. Make-Believe [10:46]
Disc #4 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 13-16
1. Scavenger Hunt [11:37]
2. Car Accident [6:00]
3. Sir Geoffrey Dillon [10:25]
4. Inquest [8:04]
5. Evidence [5:43]
6. The Verdict [8:35]
1. New Administration [9:52]
2. Goodbye, Ruby [5:49]
3. New Kitchen Maid [11:36]
4. The Duchess [4:44]
5. Call Me Madam [10:32]
6. Mrs. Bridges? [8:17]
1. Back From America [6:41]
2. A Drink to Prosperity [7:52]
3. Speculating [6:34]
4. I'm Sorry, Rose [11:42]
5. Clearing out [10:38]
6. Sincere Condolences [7:03]
1. Tangled Affairs [8:38]
2. The Duke Returns [7:32]
3. Absolutely Bamboozled [6:59]
4. Mrs. Bridges's Masterpiece [8:51]
5. Wedding [7:29]
6. Nicest Celebration [15:03]
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Disc #1 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 1-4
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      Episode 1: On With the Dance
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      Episode 2: A Place in the World
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      Episode 3: Laugh a Little Lauder Please
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      Episode 4: The Joy Ride
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Disc #2 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 5-8
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      Episode 5: Wanted - A Good Home
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      Episode 6: An Old Flame
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      Episode 7: Disillusion
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         Commentary: Karen Dotrice
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      Episode 8: Such a Lovely Man
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         Commentary: Simon Williams, Jean Marsh, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Jenny Tomasin
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Disc #3 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 9-12
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      Episode 9: The Nine Days Wonder
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      Episode 10: The Understudy
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      Episode 11: Alberto
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      Episode 12: Will Ye No' Come Back Again?
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Disc #4 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Episodes 13-16
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      Episode 13: Joke Over
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      Episode 14: Nobless Oblige
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      Episode 15: All the King's Horses
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         Commentary: Simon Williams, Jeremy Paul, Jean Marsh, Simon Langton
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      Episode 16: Whither Shall I Wander?
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         Commentary: Jean Marsh, Jeremy Paul, Simon Williams, Rosemary Anne Sisson
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Disc #5 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Series Five / Bonus
   Bonus Features
      The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs (Part 5)
      Russell Harty Goes Upstairs, Downstairs
      Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered
      Sandy's Last Stand (Interview With the Composer)
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