Upstairs Downstairs - The Complete Series

Upstairs Downstairs - The Complete Series

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The first season of the British drama series Upstairs, Downstairs takes place from November 1903 through June 1909, an era popularly known as "Edwardian" in honor of King Edward VII. Fans of the series will notice that the familiar characters are still in the developmental process during the first 13 episodes--especially the Bellamy's cook Mrs. Bridges (AngelaSee more details below

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The first season of the British drama series Upstairs, Downstairs takes place from November 1903 through June 1909, an era popularly known as "Edwardian" in honor of King Edward VII. Fans of the series will notice that the familiar characters are still in the developmental process during the first 13 episodes--especially the Bellamy's cook Mrs. Bridges (Angela Baddeley), who comes off as a nasty virago and a closet boozer! Penned by novelist Fay Weldon, who won a Writers' Guild Award for her efforts, the opening episode "On Trial" (originally filmed in black and white due to budgetary limitations, but reshot in color for syndication) introduces Pauline Collins as the Bellamy household's troublesome new under-housemaid, who after trying to pass herself off as a Frenchwoman named Clemence is revealed to be a cockney named Sarah (or at least she settles on Sarah!). Forced to leave the house in disgrace after an unpleasant incident involving duplicitous manservant Alfred (George Innes), Sarah ends up living in squalor, a plight that touches her former employers Richard and Marjorie Bellamy (David Langton ,Rachel Gurney) to the extent that she is rehired--which proves in later episodes to be major mistake! In other developments, the Bellamys' rebellious daughter Elizabeth (Nicola Pagett) shocks her family by choosing "progressive" poet Lawrence Kirbridge (Ian Ogilvy) as her fiancée, a decision culminating in marriage at season's end. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's irresponsible brother James plunges into the first of several misbegotten liasons, this one with a flashy actress. The season's best and most famous episode is "I Dies from Love," the story of a tragic "downstairs" romance. When the first season of Upstairs, Downstairs was picked up for American play in January of 1974, it was combined with the series' second season, which takes place in the years 1908-1909. Of the 26 combined episodes, only 13 initially aired in the US, allowing PBS to bill the remaining 13 as "the lost episodes" a few decades later!

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Editorial Reviews

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Few television shows have examined issues of class as adeptly as Britain's Upstairs Downstairs. Set in the years leading up to and following World War I, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning series follows the travails of the aristocratic Bellamy family and their servant staff, who inhabit the opulent 165 Eaton Place. The series brilliantly captures the spirit of the times, and adeptly portrays the aristocracy's changing view of the war. At first WWI is little more than a nuisance threatening to leave the Bellamys under-staffed, but it soon becomes an all-encompassing endeavor, with both upstairs and downstairs adding to the war effort. This mammoth 24-disc set collects all 68 episodes from the show's critically acclaimed 5-year run, and includes the retrospective "Upstairs Downstairs Remembered: The 25th Anniversary Special." Whether you're a devoted fan or a first-time viewer, the compelling entourage at Eaton Place is sure to have you aching for more Upstairs Downstairs.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
UPC:
0054961851195
Source:
Acorn Media
Sales rank:
10,922

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. The Parlor Maid [00:08:13]
2. Trial Addition [00:08:06]
3. Early Routine [00:09:01]
4. Many Talents [00:09:25]
5. Value of Firmness [00:07:00]
6. Who's Kate? [00:08:29]
1. Renderings [00:08:12]
2. An Admirer [00:10:00]
3. Two Muses [00:08:32]
4. Interpretations [00:06:00]
5. In the Academy [00:08:04]
6. Anything for Rose [00:08:12]
1. Household Tales [00:09:09]
2. Dress-up [00:07:51]
3. Ring for Service [00:06:53]
4. The Party's Over [00:10:11]
5. Broken Pieces [00:11:25]
6. Going out [00:02:31]
Disc #2 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. When Hudson's Away [00:08:31]
2. Welcoming Elizabeth [00:07:58]
3. Restless Spirit [00:07:26]
4. House on Edge [00:08:20]
5. Disinterested [00:06:54]
6. Reasons to Conform [00:09:52]
1. Question of Love [00:06:51]
2. Truthful Rumors [00:10:01]
3. Initial Impressions [00:07:25]
4. Revealing Backgrounds [00:07:47]
5. Personal Politics [00:08:37]
6. Indiscretions [00:09:51]
1. Getting Political [00:09:03]
2. Comparing Worlds [00:06:08]
3. Admirer Gifts [00:06:41]
4. Talk of Scandal [00:10:00]
5. Day of the Regatta [00:10:06]
6. Question of Loyalty [00:08:01]
1. The New Girl [00:08:02]
2. Truth Behind Tears [00:09:01]
3. A Fainting Spell [00:06:04]
4. Reluctant Disclosure [00:09:15]
5. Legal Advice [00:08:39]
6. An Explanation [00:08:27]
Disc #3 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Observing Society [00:08:46]
2. Daydreaming Emily [00:07:21]
3. Lucky Two [00:11:02]
4. Alterations [00:05:22]
5. Hurtful Help [00:07:27]
6. Change of Plans [00:09:52]
1. Mrs. Bridges Mystery [00:10:04]
2. Inspecting Sounds [00:10:14]
3. Hudson's Report [00:07:30]
4. Inspector Cape [00:08:09]
5. Serving a Master [00:06:00]
6. Respectful Hudson [00:07:48]
1. In Hudson's Absence [00:07:07]
2. The Hungry Hordes [00:07:00]
3. Old Face, New Hire [00:07:25]
4. Catching up [00:08:37]
5. Night Voices [00:11:14]
6. Another Séance [00:09:43]
Disc #4 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Late Morning Movements [00:08:52]
2. Elizabeth's Speculation [00:08:47]
3. Mistaken Romps [00:09:33]
4. Swedish Message [00:08:51]
5. Friends of a Friend [00:08:43]
6. Police Matters [00:06:41]
1. Opening One's Eyes [00:08:45]
2. Bloomsbury Party [00:07:04]
3. Equal and Free [00:07:38]
4. Irreverence [00:08:22]
5. Emancipation Day [00:09:17]
6. A Protest [00:09:29]
1. Clandestine Visit [00:07:55]
2. No News [00:08:23]
3. A Terrible Mistake [00:08:17]
4. Lunch Guests [00:07:08]
5. Marriage Explanation [00:09:12]
6. For the Best [00:08:06]
Disc #5 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Back From Honeymoon [00:12:54]
2. New Home [00:07:21]
3. Changing [00:08:10]
4. End of a Long Day [00:04:37]
5. Know Your Place [00:09:06]
6. Rosier Attitudes [00:08:18]
1. Gambling Debts [00:09:15]
2. Gin and Song [00:03:43]
3. Visiting Servant [00:10:22]
4. A Hopeless Case [00:08:36]
5. Sarah Returns [00:10:56]
6. The Second Part [00:07:28]
1. Wife or Doll? [00:12:17]
2. Help From Rose [00:05:11]
3. First-Page Proofs [00:08:01]
4. Her First Motorcar [00:09:42]
5. Edwin and Elizabeth [00:09:21]
6. Party's End [00:05:29]
1. Extended Visit [00:08:42]
2. A Mariage in Ruins [00:08:30]
3. Legal Grounds [00:05:22]
4. The Opiniosn of Servants [00:10:54]
5. The Whole Truth [00:06:37]
6. Sorting Things out [00:09:15]
Disc #6 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. King Edward VII [00:09:05]
2. Prep Work [00:06:51]
3. The Guests Arrive [00:09:34]
4. Unexpected Visitor [00:10:15]
5. It's Coming [00:05:38]
6. Back Downstairs [00:06:20]
1. Looking for Lady Bellamy [00:07:18]
2. For a Price [00:11:23]
3. It's True [00:05:20]
4. Playing Both Sides [00:03:52]
5. The Transaction [00:07:09]
6. An Honest Man? [00:07:50]
1. Suffering for Progress [00:10:02]
2. Mr. Arthur Bellamy [00:08:23]
3. Hudson's Family [00:09:02]
4. A Large Loan [00:05:33]
5. Gentlemen Spies [00:09:15]
6. Facing His Master [00:07:52]
Disc #7 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. It's a Girl [00:10:26]
2. Nanny Webster [00:06:04]
3. Baptism [00:03:37]
4. Voicing Concerns [00:09:57]
5. Fit for Duty? [00:11:14]
6. Too Much [00:08:29]
1. A Bottle of Wine [00:09:14]
2. Thomas's Visitor [00:04:48]
3. Missing Brooch [00:08:05]
4. Sherlock Hudson [00:08:27]
5. Provocation [00:11:27]
6. Prime Suspect [00:08:18]
1. Suspicious Activity [00:05:29]
2. Planting the Bombs [00:10:24]
3. Court [00:08:04]
4. Prison [00:10:21]
5. Forced to Eat [00:08:26]
6. Favors [00:07:39]
Disc #8 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Taking Care of Business [00:09:44]
2. The Next Morning [00:05:38]
3. The Future of the House [00:08:07]
4. Madame Yvonne [00:11:07]
5. Mother and Daughter [00:07:33]
6. The Bastions of Privilege [00:08:52]
1. Eating for Two [00:10:36]
2. Let It Slip [00:08:16]
3. Asking Permission [00:05:41]
4. Her Ladyship's Return [00:08:21]
5. Alternate Solutions [00:10:47]
6. Engagement Party [00:05:36]
1. The Two-Party System [00:09:31]
2. True Motives [00:06:30]
3. James and Phyllis [00:08:18]
4. Business [00:07:41]
5. Family Celebration [00:11:20]
6. A Short Reign [00:06:50]
Disc #9 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Tea With Mother [00:09:17]
2. Bored and Restless [00:08:38]
3. A Change of Lunch Plans [00:07:46]
4. Hudson Disapproves [00:08:21]
5. A Resignation [00:07:17]
6. The Incident Is Closed [00:08:58]
1. Presumed Drowned [00:08:14]
2. Unsettled [00:08:22]
3. Considering the Future [00:08:59]
4. Settling the Accounts [00:08:42]
5. The Survivor's Story [00:08:13]
6. Roberts's Breakdown [00:08:21]
1. Shooting Plans [00:08:14]
2. Mr. Hudson Arrives [00:08:02]
3. Lady Diana [00:08:09]
4. The Shoot Begins [00:07:51]
5. Breakfast With Hudson [00:07:55]
6. Evening Entertainment [00:10:36]
1. Lady Prudence [00:08:50]
2. A Proposal [00:07:26]
3. A Spade a Spade [00:08:03]
4. Tea Downstairs [00:09:54]
5. Again Prudence [00:08:18]
6. A New Family [00:08:01]
Disc #10 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Still Missing Her [00:07:27]
2. The Ex-Footman [00:10:17]
3. A Problem With Rose [00:07:03]
4. Alfred's Story [00:07:06]
5. Financial Troubles [00:07:00]
6. A Dreadful Business [00:12:47]
1. An Invitation [00:08:39]
2. Dinner Plans [00:09:54]
3. After Mr. Bellamy [00:05:58]
4. Out With the Countess [00:00:31]
5. A Scandalous Lady [00:08:42]
6. Gwyneth's Confession [00:06:27]
1. A Confidential Tip [00:09:10]
2. First Day of Session [00:07:29]
3. Pritchard's Question [00:07:14]
4. Chop and Change [00:05:22]
5. The Inquiry [00:09:37]
6. Hazel's Plan [00:12:30]
Disc #11 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. The Language of the Hunt [00:07:43]
2. The Discomfort of Hazel [00:08:49]
3. Country Games [00:07:23]
4. The Hunt [00:08:40]
5. A Plucky Girl [00:07:48]
6. Back to London [00:09:50]
1. Edward's Night out [00:08:06]
2. Spies on the Servants [00:06:58]
3. A Scrape for Sir Charles [00:08:53]
4. The Bribe [00:07:57]
5. Where Is Edward? [00:11:32]
6. A Quick Clean Blow [00:06:04]
1. Everything Must Be Prepared [00:07:23]
2. Georgina Arrives [00:06:48]
3. Christmas Decorations [00:08:42]
4. Festive for the Servants [00:09:52]
5. Daisy Returns Home [00:07:47]
6. Downstairs Christmas Celebration [00:10:12]
Disc #12 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. A Ruined Cake [00:07:41]
2. Date With an Australian [00:06:29]
3. Alone at Eaton Place [00:08:51]
4. Gregory Comes to Tea [00:09:36]
5. Hudson's Suspicions [00:09:25]
6. Leaving England? [00:09:28]
1. Better off in Bed [00:10:10]
2. Georgia Goes to the Ball [00:07:34]
3. Mrs. Bridges Is Worse [00:08:41]
4. A Bad Dream [00:08:55]
5. Marriage Troubles [00:06:47]
6. Downstairs Words [00:08:36]
1. Tricky Relationships [00:09:33]
2. Downstairs Entertaining [00:06:29]
3. A Free Weekend [00:08:33]
4. France and Germany [00:06:31]
5. War Is Coming [00:08:42]
6. Captain Bellamy [00:11:43]
Disc #13 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Draw the Curtains [00:07:52]
2. Lady Berkhamstead [00:10:42]
3. Belgian Visitors [00:07:09]
4. It's Them or Us [00:07:31]
5. Interpreter [00:09:03]
6. Joined up [00:07:15]
1. Telegram [00:07:00]
2. On Leave [00:05:18]
3. Private Conversation? [00:08:35]
4. War Games [00:09:24]
5. Upstairs Advice [00:11:57]
6. Staff Officer [00:08:37]
1. Merry Widows [00:09:31]
2. Spy Stories [00:07:46]
3. Lusitania [00:07:17]
4. Special Costable [00:04:59]
5. Civil Lord of the Admiralty [00:08:57]
6. Mr. Schoenfield [00:12:55]
1. 48 Hour Leave [00:09:28]
2. Wedding Feast [00:11:21]
3. Goodbyes [00:08:21]
4. Nurse Georgina [00:06:05]
5. War Work Talk [00:07:35]
6. Ruby's Notice [00:06:51]
Disc #14 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Kept Busy [00:07:36]
2. Playing at Nursing? [00:13:04]
3. Angel of Mercy [00:08:28]
4. Fireside Chat [00:07:43]
5. First Loss [00:08:26]
6. Duty Calls [00:04:09]
1. Daisy's Brainstorm [00:10:38]
2. Surprising Rose [00:10:55]
3. Land of Opportunities [00:06:54]
4. Letter to Rose [00:10:58]
5. Honesty [00:06:58]
6. Talking Politics [00:04:57]
1. Wounded-Officers Tea Party [00:08:14]
2. Not Familiar With London [00:06:41]
3. Rowing Date [00:07:28]
4. Breaking Rules [00:07:41]
5. Nursing in France [00:08:02]
6. Poor Hazel [00:12:34]
1. Downstairs Tragedy [00:09:41]
2. Bad & Good News [00:05:37]
3. Mrs. Bridges's Story [00:08:54]
4. Madame Francini [00:05:07]
5. Not Immune to Grief [00:07:34]
6. So Much Blood [00:13:37]
Disc #15 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Letter From Edward [00:12:25]
2. Offered a Peerage [00:07:29]
3. That Woman! [00:06:20]
4. Raise Your Glass [00:06:06]
5. A Quiet Drink [00:06:13]
6. Pulling Strings [00:12:26]
1. Mr. Maitland [00:08:34]
2. Casting the Tableau [00:06:32]
3. Kitchen Maid in the Drawing Room [00:11:33]
4. Dress Rehearsal [00:00:00]
5. Upstairs Goes Downstairs [00:05:54]
6. Hudson's War Wound [00:09:55]
1. So Many Possibilities [00:05:41]
2. Jame's Servant [00:09:09]
3. Happy News [00:04:27]
4. Too Weak to Move [00:08:03]
5. Mission Achieved [00:12:52]
6. Happy Birthday [00:10:06]
Disc #16 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Defeatist Talk [00:08:47]
2. Down to Business [00:09:04]
3. Court-Martial Procedure [00:12:31]
4. Stealing Scraps [00:07:32]
5. Absent Without Leave [00:05:50]
6. Killed in Action [00:06:50]
1. Money From Australia [00:06:39]
2. Forgive Me [00:06:17]
3. Discussing the Future [00:12:10]
4. The Spanish Flu [00:09:34]
5. Difficulty Breathing [00:07:04]
6. Devastation & Celebration [00:09:26]
Disc #17 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. The Victory March [00:10:48]
2. Quiet and Dull [00:06:18]
3. The Return of Lord Bellamy [00:07:17]
4. Wanting Her Own Home [00:11:00]
5. A Sad House [00:07:17]
6. Playtime Extended [00:08:13]
1. Standing for Parliament [00:09:36]
2. In the Neighborhood [00:10:05]
3. A Campaign Begins [00:09:58]
4. Back in Service [00:06:31]
5. An Apology [00:10:59]
6. Election Results [00:05:19]
1. Good Morning, Georgina [00:08:15]
2. Petty Arguments [00:07:55]
3. Throwing a Party [00:08:15]
4. The Arrival of Miss Treadwell [00:09:49]
5. Robin Makes a Move [00:08:21]
6. The Next Day [00:08:00]
1. James Buys an Airplane [00:08:47]
2. Riding and Flying [00:06:42]
3. Lunch Substitute [00:08:45]
4. Missing Duo [00:08:38]
5. Waiting up [00:10:03]
6. The News Arrives [00:08:25]
Disc #18 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Leaving for School [00:09:37]
2. A Surprise From Rose [00:07:29]
3. The English Way [00:10:57]
4. Lessons in the Schoolroom [00:08:50]
5. Hiding Thimble [00:07:24]
6. What About Alice? [00:04:50]
1. Wireless Waves [00:09:57]
2. Absolute Discretion [00:09:08]
3. I Love You [00:09:30]
4. Visit From Bunny [00:06:01]
5. What's Going on? [00:05:30]
6. Being Honest [00:11:41]
1. Butler's Pet [00:10:48]
2. Hello, Alvin [00:07:47]
3. Private Conversation [00:06:59]
4. No More Secrets [00:07:14]
5. Reserved for Hudson [00:07:18]
6. I Don't Fancy You! [00:10:59]
1. Letters for Ruby [00:08:51]
2. Sir Guy Paynter [00:05:26]
3. Please Forgive Me [00:10:18]
4. Not the Marrying Sort [00:08:58]
5. Splendid Hostess [00:08:37]
6. Gossip [00:10:20]
Disc #19 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. General Strike [00:07:05]
2. Volunteering? [00:07:08]
3. Downstairs Visit [00:09:55]
4. Outnumbered [00:04:35]
5. Uncle Len [00:12:36]
6. The End's in Sight [00:06:53]
1. The French Ambassador [00:06:03]
2. Book on Wine [00:08:29]
3. Hudson's Fall [00:08:20]
4. Fleuriau [00:06:48]
5. Man of Ambition [00:09:59]
6. Hudson's Successor [00:11:15]
1. Placing Bets [00:11:14]
2. Paul Marvin [00:09:19]
3. Alberto [00:08:52]
4. Studio Surprise [00:10:53]
5. A Kept Man [00:03:49]
6. Cheerio [00:07:13]
1. Trip to Scotland [00:09:00]
2. Marooned [00:06:22]
3. No Fish? [00:08:47]
4. Ruby's Ghost Story [00:08:46]
5. Poachers [00:07:51]
6. Make-Believe [00:10:46]
Disc #20 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series
1. Scavenger Hunt [00:11:37]
2. Car Accident [00:06:00]
3. Sir Geoffrey Dillon [00:10:25]
4. Inquest [00:08:04]
5. Evidence [00:05:43]
6. The Verdict [00:08:35]
1. New Administration [00:09:52]
2. Goodbye, Ruby [00:05:49]
3. New Kitchen Maid [00:11:36]
4. The Duchess [00:04:44]
5. Call Me Madam [00:10:32]
6. Mrs. Bridges? [00:08:17]
1. Back From America [00:06:41]
2. A Drink to Prosperity [00:07:52]
3. Speculating [00:06:34]
4. I'm Sorry, Rose [00:11:42]
5. Clearing out [00:10:38]
6. Sincere Condolences [00:07:03]
1. Tangled Affairs [00:08:38]
2. The Duke Returns [00:07:32]
3. Absolutely Bamboozled [00:06:59]
4. Mrs. Bridges's Masterpiece [00:08:51]
5. Wedding [00:07:29]
6. Nicest Celebration [00:15:03]
Disc #21 -- Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series

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