Upstairs, Downstairs 5 Seasons 1973

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Season 3
(132) IMDb 8.5/10

1. Miss Forrest TV-NR CC

Sir Richard has hired a secretary, Hazel Forrest, who catches James's eye. Lady Marjorie plans to visit Elizabeth in America and books passage on the Titanic.

Starring:
Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson
Runtime:
51 minutes
Original air date:
October 27, 1973

Miss Forrest

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Bill Bain
Starring Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson
Supporting actors Jean Marsh, Rachel Gurney, David Langton, Meg Wynn Owen, Angela Baddeley, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin, Patsy Smart
Season year 1974
Network Acorn Media
Producers Rex Firkin, John Hawkesworth
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The story lines are great very entertaining.
Sandra Simmons
Certain rules have to be followed as well in the society they live in, as Mr. Bellamy who is a political figure reminds the upstairs family.
sura
This is a great series that will keep you watching and enjoying every minute.
Brenda

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I am sorry to admit that I have only recently discovered this series, and that too by way of the remake, which is available via streaming as well. I was not sure what to expect with the original, but I had read glowing reviews of the show, and decided to give it a try (it didn't hurt that season one of this show was available free for download for Prime members, but alas, not the subsequent seasons).

This show has an amazing cast, not to mention riveting plot lines. As a costume drama, it is pretty enough but due to the age of the show and the budget constraints back then, the production quality is not as great as contemporary period dramas such as seen on hit series Downton Abbey, the remake Upstairs, Downstairs and others. Some of the episodes in Season One are rendered in black and white instead of color due to a strike back then. This however did not spoil my enjoyment of the show.

The series ran for five seasons from 1971 to 1975. The primary setting for the show is 165 Eaton Place, a roomy townhouse, and the time frame spans Edwardian England, the First World War up till 1930. The series explores the lives of the upper-class Bellamy's (upstairs) and their servants (downstairs), and some of the themes covered during the show is the difference between the upper and lower classes, societal changes, marital strife, relationship problems, and the plight of the poor, among others.

The Bellamy's are made up of Richard Bellamy, MP (portrayed by David Langton) and his wife, Lady Marjorie Bellamy (played by Rachel Gurney), and the couple have two children, James (Simon Williams) who is serving in the military, and strong-willed Elizabeth (Nicola Pagett).

Meanwhile, the servants downstairs comprise competent and firm butler Hudson (Gordon Jackson); cook Mrs.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on August 9, 2011
The aristocratic Bellamy's of 165 Eaton Place, London, live upstairs over the downstairs clockwork servant aid led by butler Hudson (Gordon Jackson). Classic Edwardian masterful plots in this funny and dramatic nostalgic time-travel covering 1912-1914, pre-world war one.
Richard Bellamy (David Langton) and house heir James (Simon Williams) need quite a crew downstairs to keep their house in order. Mrs. Bridges (Angela Baddeley) cooks up a storm, while maid Rose (Jean Marsh, co-creator) helps keep linens and affairs tidy. "You should feel very proud, Rose. Very proud." last dialogue line to Rose, played by a co-creator of the series. It sums up the entire series.

13 episodes in Season 3, each about 50 min., 4 discs, SUBTITLES,
BONUS: Making of Upstairs, Downstairs; commentaries; Russel Harty Plus with `Hudson'

Episode details:
1 MISS FORREST- spring 1912, Lady Bellamy prepares to sail for a family visit in NY & Canada. Lord B. hires typist Hazel to assist with a book. Hazel attracts James' eye.

2 A HOUSE DIVIDED- Lady Marjorie's ship (Titanic) runs into a problem. Eaton Place awaits news. One of the most successful episodes of them all.

3 A CHANGE OF SCENE- Butler Hudson accompanies James as valet to a shooting trip to Sommerby Park. Will it provide a spring board for new changes-new opportunities?

4 A FAMILY SECRET- Capt. James & Lord B simultaneously court women & consider marriage. Who first?

5 ROSE'S PIGEON- Rose sneaks a former Bellamy servant into the coal room for an overnight warming, drying out, and feeding. How much risk is put upon the family?

6 DESIROUS OF CHANGE- Lord B looks to enjoy the company of an Austrian traveling with her artist brother. Typist Hazel steps into the role of house head.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 1, 2012
I am sorry to admit that I have only recently discovered this series, and that too by way of the remake, which is available via streaming as well. I was not sure what to expect with the original, but I had read glowing reviews of the show, and decided to give it a try (it didn't hurt that season one of this show was available free for download for Prime members, but alas, not the subsequent seasons).

This show has an amazing cast, not to mention riveting plot lines. As a costume drama, it is pretty enough but due to the age of the show and the budget constraints back then, the production quality is not as great as contemporary period dramas such as seen on hit series Downton Abbey, the remake Upstairs, Downstairs and others. Some of the episodes in Season One are rendered in black and white instead of color due to a strike back then. This however did not spoil my enjoyment of the show.

The series ran for five seasons from 1971 to 1975. The primary setting for the show is 165 Eaton Place, a roomy townhouse, and the time frame spans Edwardian England, the First World War up till 1930. The series explores the lives of the upper-class Bellamy's (upstairs) and their servants (downstairs), and some of the themes covered during the show is the difference between the upper and lower classes, societal changes, marital strife, relationship problems, and the plight of the poor, among others.

The Bellamy's are made up of Richard Bellamy, MP (portrayed by David Langton) and his wife, Lady Marjorie Bellamy (played by Rachel Gurney), and the couple have two children, James (Simon Williams) who is serving in the military, and strong-willed Elizabeth (Nicola Pagett).

Meanwhile, the servants downstairs comprise competent and firm butler Hudson (Gordon Jackson); cook Mrs.
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