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Upstairs, Downstairs: Series Two (1972)

Jean Marsh , Nicola Pagett , Bill Bain , Christopher Hodson  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Donald Burton, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin
  • Directors: Bill Bain, Christopher Hodson, Cyril Coke, Derek Bennett, Raymond Menmuir
  • Writers: Alfred Shaughnessy, Anthony Skene, Charlotte Bingham
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 649 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004H0ZHCU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,837 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Upstairs, Downstairs: Series Two" on IMDb

Special Features

The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 2
episode commentaries
interview with Simon Williams and Alfred Shaughnessy

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"Great fun and marvelous television" --The New York Times

4+ hours of new bonus material

Iconic British series seen on Masterpiece Theatre and A&E

Upstairs: the wealthy, aristocratic Bellamys. Downstairs: their loyal and lively servants. For nearly 30 years, they share a fashionable townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in London’s posh Belgravia neighborhood, surviving social change, political upheaval, scandals, and the horrors of the First World War.

Series Two follows the years 1908 to 1910. New bride Elizabeth is far from blissful, and James learns that he’s about to become a father. Appalled by their children’s antics, Lord and Lady Bellamy fight to save the family name. Downstairs, Sarah the maid causes trouble, and Thomas the chauffeur works his own devious angles. Finally, a royal visit marks the most famous episode of this Emmy®-winning season.

Starring Jean Marsh (Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse), David Langton (The Spoils of War), Rachel Gurney (The Portrait of a Lady), Simon Williams (Sword of Honour), Nicola Pagett (A Bit of a Do), Gordon Jackson (The Professionals), Angela Baddeley (Martin Chuzzlewit), John Alderton (Little Dorrit), Ian Ogilvy (Return of the Saint), and Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine).

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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the saga continues June 7, 2003
The second season of UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS continues the saga of the Bellamy family of Eaton Place; their loves, losses and everyday life.
At the end of the first season, young Elizabeth Bellamy (played by Nicola Pagett) was publicly humiliated at the hands of political activist Evelin Larkin (Georgia Brown), before marrying the handsome Lawrence Kirbridge (Ian Ogilvy) in a lavish ceremony...
Season 2 includes the following episodes -
"The New Man" - Elizabeth and Lawrence return from their honeymoon in Europe, and set up housekeeping in Greenwich. Rose (Jean Marsh) is on hand to make sure Elizabeth is well looked-after, but all is not well in their marriage.
"A Pair of Exiles" - The erstwhile Sarah (Pauline Collins) confesses to her lover James Bellamy (Simon Williams) that she is carrying his baby. Sarah is then shipped off to Lady Marjorie's estate at Southwold for her confinement...
"Married Love" - Elizabeth is angry and hurt that her marriage to Lawrence is still unconsummated, so Lawrence orgainises a discreet tryst between her and his publisher, Sir Edwin Patridge (Charles Gray).
"Whom God Hath Joined.." - Elizabeth demands a divorce from Lawrence, but discovers that she is pregnant with Edwin's child.
"Guest of Honour" - King Edward VII (played by Lockwood West) dines with the Bellamy family in this special episode, and Sarah makes a dramatic return to Eaton Place.
"The Property of a Lady" - Thomas (John Alderton) and Sarah resort to drastic measures in order to help Lady Marjorie (Rachel Gurney) and the explosion of a secret from the past. This episode refers to events that took place in the season 1 episode "Magic Casements".
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41 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Upstairs Downstairs: The Second Season December 12, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Here we are again at 165 Eaton Place, the home of the Bellamy family and their servants. This boxed set includes all thirteen episodes of the second season of Upstairs Downstairs. I give this a 4 rating because of the storylines involved. Elizabeth Bellamy Kirbridge almost steals the season, and one grows tired of her whining about her unhappiness. After going through an impotent husband, an illegitamate baby, a lover, and joining the suffragettes, no wonder she left for America between the end of this season and season three. Her exit gave James Bellamy more screen time. This is still a wonderful season, though. My personal favorite episodes are THE NEW MAN, MARRIED LOVE, A PAIR OF EXILES, YOUR OBEDIANT SERVANT, and THE WAGES OF SIN. First rate entertainment.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A&E continues on with shoddy quality January 22, 2002
By A Customer
Don't mean to be so critical. But people should know that quality is a word that should be synonymous with DVD. I own many of A&E's products. MOST of them are good to excellent. I don't know what has happened to the transfer of this most excellent story to DVD. Most of the episodes are fine, but there a couple of episodes on this second collection that fail in the quality control area. I live in HOPE and will be ordering the third in the series, then the fourth, and finally the fifth. Please let's get it right the next time.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wondeful series horribly mastered January 10, 2002
This is a disgrace!
This is a wonderful and unique series in television history mastered so poorly as to be nearly unwatchable. The second episode of the first volume actually jitters for the entire 50 minute length. A major step down from the well done first season set.
If you don't care about artifacting and display quality, by all means buy a copy. But if you were looking for an even mediocre visual quality presentation, skip it. I pray they don't screw up Season 3 this badly!!!!!! A&E Home video should be ashamed of themselves for peddling such a dreadful presentation.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great show...lousy DVD transfer April 5, 2002
A&E have done it again I'm afraid. Yet another Upstairs Downstairs DVD collection that has been sourced from dreadful master tapes. The color is all over the place and some episodes judder for their entire length.
Some episodes are not too bad quality-wise, but there have to better copies of this show tucked away in a vault somewhere - surely. It would really be a shame if this is the best that remains of this timeless series.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great series, poor DVD March 26, 2003
I love the series, but the DVD quality is really bad. I'm only on the 3rd of 4 disks and one episode was so bad I could only listen to the sound. Trying to watch the screen gave me a headache. The last episode I watched had large yellow bands across the screen. It was just like watching it on a bad color TV set back when the series was released. Since I also purchased the First season and thought the video quality on it was very good, this Second season is a particular disappointment. Stay away unless you are a hardcore fan who has to have it.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Upstairs Downstairs 1,2,3 Seasons April 6, 2002
Short and sweet here. This is an incredible screen play and I very much looked forward to the release on DVD. All three seasons have some type of problem be it audio, shadowing, discoloration untimely skips and pauses. The 3rd season is the best in video transfer, however during certain episodes the above information I listed still applies. I have contacted the distributor and they offered to replace all 3 seasons. I was told there is a recall from the first person then a supervisor told me they had no knowledge of any recall. The story line is priceless to bad the copies are not. I am betting down the road in a year or two they will release all new copies leaving us folk to fork out another bundle. My rating is not based on the story I can only give it 3 stars because A&E New Video should be ashamed of themselves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The productions values are wonderful and the performances are solid
What a treat to see some of the old UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. It takes its time and allows the viewer to become part of the daily lives (not just the hugh moments of panic) that the... Read more
Published 16 days ago by glister
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was pretty good - I wish I could have watch the whole series
Published 1 month ago by Cool tech
5.0 out of 5 stars Every episode is a joy to watch
Every episode is a joy to watch
Published 1 month ago by John W Hausrath
4.0 out of 5 stars Jolly Good Show!
Well done and outstanding British television. I watched this series back during the eighties and I can't remember a single episode. I guess that's telling on my age. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Xrahdio
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great English period drama.
If you loved Downton Abbey you will also like Upstairs Downstairs. It was the 1970's version of Abbey.
Published 2 months ago by making it in mass
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy it, it's like a soap opera
I enjoy it, it's like a soap opera, I watch it every day I am looking forward to the next series.
Published 2 months ago by L. Vastyshak
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoy the series
Really enjoy the series. Takes me to England and how things were. Got attached to the characters and how things were back then. Now in the Second series and looking forward . Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joan E Fenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to consider this story written in the 70's against ...
Interesting to consider this story written in the 70's against contemporary life and what it reveals about our society today.
Published 2 months ago by O. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonder
Wonderful, I was very busy raising four sons and keeping a home when this first appeared. I now have time and just enjoy watching each and every episode.
Published 2 months ago by Joan Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this period in time - great voices & costumes.
Published 2 months ago by B52BRAT
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