Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs

  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.3  (2,731)

Upstairs Downstairs is the sequel to the popular 1970's television show of the same name. Written by Heidi Thomas, the nine-episode story of 165 Eaton Place picks up in 1936, six years after the original family and staff vacate. The new owner, Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard), is a Foreign Office diplomat who inherited Eaton Place, a large fortune, and a title. He and his newly married wife, Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes), the daughter of the 12th Earl of Towyn, move into the magnificent, neglected house with plans for restoration. Sir Hallam and Lady Agnes enlist the help of Rose Buck (Jean Marsh) who is only too happy to return to Eaton Place as housekeeper, responsible for engaging the new staff. Rose deems Mr. Warwick Pritchard (Adrian Scarborough), ready to take his place as butler, and true to his position, Mr. Pritchard is discreet, well spoken, and meticulous. When Rose suffers a setback, Pritchard and the cook, Mrs. Clarice Thackeray (Anne Reid), engage in a power struggle. Mrs. Thackeray, a nosey, judgmental, kind-hearted widow, who is very vocal about the high standards she sets for herself and the other staff. Lady Agnes's younger sister, Lady Persephone

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Seasons
Whither Shall I Wander?
16. Whither Shall I Wander?
December 21, 1975
Summer 1930. Eaton Place is sold, and James's debt means Georgina inherits nothing. Will Robert return for her after all? As the saga ends, upstairs and downstairs go their separate ways.
All the King's Horses
15. All the King's Horses
December 14, 1975
October 1929. Home after making a killing on Wall Street, James urges the Bellamy household to get on the gravy train, and Rose trusts James to invest for her.
Noblesse Oblige
14. Noblesse Oblige
December 7, 1975
Summer 1929. Georgina and Robert want to marry. His parents agree, with a catch: the pair must not see each other for a time. Downstairs, Mrs. Bridges and Ruby are at odds.
Joke Over
13. Joke Over
November 30, 1975
Summer 1928. Georgina's out-of-control behavior causes more trouble for the Bellamys. When a joyride proves fatal, Lord Robert Stockbridge comes to Georgina's aid.
Will Ye No' Come Back Again?
12. Will Ye No' Come Back Again?
November 23, 1975
On a household holiday in the Scottish Highlands, Hudson confronts a poacher. James reveals his feelings for Georgina, but when she doesn't return his ardor, he leaves abruptly for America.
Alberto
11. Alberto
November 16, 1975
June 1927. James takes Lady Prudence to Ascot. Georgina's friendship with Lady Dolly Hale, a wild society girl, leads to an ugly scene and the departure of a key servant.
The Understudy
10. The Understudy
November 9, 1975
September 1926. Eaton Place hosts an important dinner party for the French ambassador. When Hudson falls ill, someone must take his place, causing a crisis downstairs.
The Nine Days Wonder
9. The Nine Days Wonder
November 2, 1975
May 1926. Britain's General Strike of 1926 rattles the Bellamy household. Lord Richard is dismayed, James takes a job as a bus conductor, and Hudson struggles to keep order downstairs.
Such a Lovely Man
8. Such a Lovely Man
October 26, 1975
Summer 1925. Seeking an important government post, Lord Richard courts influential millionaire Sir Guy Paynter. But Guy is more interested in Virginia. Meanwhile, Ruby has a suitor.
Disillusion
7. Disillusion
October 19, 1975
Spring 1924. Georgina returns from America with news of Elizabeth. Hudson stuns the household when he falls in love with Lily, a young house maid, and gives notice.
An Old Flame
6. An Old Flame
October 12, 1975
Spring 1923. Bored with life, James takes up with his best friend's wife. When they spend a weekend together in a cottage, the Bellamys barely avert a scandal.
Wanted--A Good Home
5. Wanted--A Good Home
October 5, 1975
Spring 1922. Virginia's son goes to boarding school, and her daughter gets a puppy. The imperious new governess is not pleased, and soon Eaton Place is in an uproar.
The Joy Ride
4. The Joy Ride
September 28, 1975
Autumn 1921. James buys a small airplane and takes his young stepmother for a spin. When the plane disappears, the household prepares for the worst and the press has a field day.
Laugh a Little Louder Please
3. Laugh a Little Louder Please
September 21, 1975
Summer 1921. The Viscount and her Ladyship travel for their honeymoon. While they're away, Georgina throws a wild party at Eaton Place that ends in tragedy.
A Place in the World
2. A Place in the World
September 14, 1975
February 1920: Medically discharged from the army, James enters politics but refuses any guidance from his father.
On with the Dance
1. On with the Dance
September 7, 1975
Summer 1919. Upstairs, Lord and Lady Bellamy make plans to leave Eaton Place. Downstairs, the servants fear for their jobs. Fortunately, Virginia's young children save the day.
Upstairs Downstairs
Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs is the sequel to the popular 1970's television show of the same name. Written by Heidi Thomas, the nine-episode story of 165 Eaton Place picks up in 1936, six years after the original family and staff vacate.

The new owner, Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard), is a Foreign Office diplomat who inherited Eaton Place, a large fortune, and a title. He and his newly married wife, Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes), the daughter of the 12th Earl of Towyn, move into the magnificent, neglected house with plans for restoration.

Sir Hallam and Lady Agnes enlist the help of Rose Buck (Jean Marsh) who is only too happy to return to Eaton Place as housekeeper, responsible for engaging the new staff. Rose deems Mr. Warwick Pritchard (Adrian Scarborough), ready to take his place as butler, and true to his position, Mr. Pritchard is discreet, well spoken, and meticulous.

When Rose suffers a setback, Pritchard and the cook, Mrs. Clarice Thackeray (Anne Reid), engage in a power struggle. Mrs. Thackeray, a nosey, judgmental, kind-hearted widow, who is very vocal about the high standards she sets for herself and the other staff.

Lady Agnes's younger sister, Lady PersephoneUpstairs, Downstairs is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (69 episodes). The series first aired on April 24, 2011.

Where to Watch Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Upstairs, Downstairs on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 24, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (2,731)