Release Date: 15 January 2007
A spectacular critical and ratings success when first transmitted on ITV, Upstairs Downstairs still maintains its position as one of the major achievements of British television worldwide, with five series transmitted from 1971 to 1975. Upstairs Downstairs takes place in 165 Eaton Place from the turn of the century right through the Great War and into the Roaring Twenties and concerns the Bellamy family: politician Richard Bellamy, his wives Marjorie and Virginia, wastrel son James and wayward daughter Elizabeth. The house domestics are led by Hudson the Butler, a conservative Scot who must contend with the 'below stairs' behaviour of the staff, including cook Mrs Bridges and maids Rose and Sarah.
Episodes: On Trial - November 1903, Victoria is dead; Edward is King. We join a fashionable household in Eaton Place to follow the lives of those above and below stairs. The Wages of Sin - Sarah is found to be pregnant and chauffeur Thomas Watkins exploits the situation.