Upstairs, Downstairs


Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 10.October.1971
Status: Ended

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975.

Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First World War and interwar Belgravia in London, the series depicts the lives of the servants "downstairs" and their masters—the family "upstairs". Great events feature prominently in the episodes but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between 1903 and 1930.

The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his wife a member of the titled aristocracy. Belowstairs, Hudson, the Scottish butler directs and guides the other servants about their tasks and (sometimes) their proper place. Real-life events from 1903-1930 are incorporated into the stories of the Bellamy household.

Miss Maude Roberts - Patsy Smart
Sir Geoffrey Dillon - Raymond Huntley
Ruby Finch - Jenny Tomasin
Richard Pemberton Bellamy, Viscount Bellamy of Haversham - David Langton
Elizabeth Bellamy Kirbridge Wallace - Nicola Pagett
Mr. Angus Hudson - Gordon Jackson
Mrs. Kate Bridges - Angela Baddeley
Mr. Edward Barnes - Christopher Beeny
Sarah Moffat - Pauline Collins
Lady Virginia Hamilton Bellamy, Viscountess Bellamy of Haversham - Hannah Gordon
Frederick Norton - Gareth Hunt
Daisy Peel Barnes - Jacqueline Tong
Rose Buck - Jean Marsh
Lady Prudence Fairfax - Joan Benham
Georgina Worsley - Lesley-Anne Down
Hazel Patricia Forrest Bellamy - Meg Wynn Owen
Major James Rupert Bellamy, MC - Simon Williams
Lady Marjorie Helen Sybil Talbot-Carey Bellamy - Rachel Gurney