Upstairs, Downstairs

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The most popular British drama series in TV history won 7 Emmys®, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and A&E, it’s "great fun and marvelous television"—New York Times.

Upstairs: the wealthy, aristocratic Bellamys. Downstairs: their loyal and lively servants. For nearly 30 years, they share a fashionable London townhouse, surviving social change, scandals, and the horrors of the First World War. The most popular British drama series in TV history won 7 Emmys®, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and A&E, it’s "great fun and marvelous television"—New York Times.


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Discs 1-4: Series One

Disc 1
Episode 1: On Trial
November 1903. There’s a new face downstairs: a pretty parlor maid with a fictitious past. She calls herself Clemence, but Lady Bellamy names her Sarah.

Episode 2: The Mistress and the Maids
June 1904. Lady Marjorie sits for a portrait by an avant-garde artist. Sent to his studio on an errand, Sarah makes a decision that creates a humiliating scandal for the Bellamys.

Episode 3: Board Wages
August 1904. With the Bellamys and their senior servants on holiday, the junior servants run wild. Son James returns home unexpectedly and is drawn to the free-spirited Sarah.

Disc 2
Episode 4: The Path of Duty
May 1905. Home from abroad to make her society debut, 17-year-old Elizabeth Bellamy shocks the household with her radical political views and nonconformist behavior.

Episode 5: A Suitable Marriage
December 1905. Eager to marry Elizabeth off, the Bellamys are relieved when she falls in love with a young German baron—until they make a shocking discovery.

Episode 6: Magic Casements
Summer 1906. Swept off her feet by Charles Hammond, a handsome, cultured young friend of James, Lady Marjorie falls passionately in love.

Episode 7: A Cry for Help
October 1906. Sir Richard finds a young housemaid crying. He offers to help with her secret dilemma, but soon learns he is risking his political career.

Disc 3
Episode 8: I Dies from Love
April 1907. The woebegone kitchen maid Emily falls deeply in love with a footman. When they are forbidden to see each other, she takes drastic action.

Episode 9: Why Is Her Door Locked?
November 1907. In the depths of a guilt-induced breakdown, Mrs. Bridges, the cook, steals a baby. The Bellamys’ efforts to help only make matters worse.

Episode 10: A Voice from the Past
Autumn 1908. James and Elizabeth find their former servant Sarah starving in the East End. Elizabeth reinstalls her in the household, where she causes trouble upstairs and down.

Disc 4
Episode 11: The Swedish Tiger
October 1908. James has a guest at Eaton Place, a Swedish army officer with a dashing valet. Valuable objects start disappearing, and Sarah becomes an unwitting pawn.

Episode 12: The Key of the Door
Winter 1908. Elizabeth falls under the influence of a group of bohemians that includes a handsome poet, Lawrence Kirbridge. Her behavior alarms the servants and infuriates her parents.

Episode 13: For Love of Love
June 1909. On the eve of her wedding to Lawrence, Elizabeth wonders if she’s doing the right thing. James takes up with Sarah, now a music-hall sensation.

Discs 5-8: Series Two

Disc 5
Episode 1: The New Man
New bride Elizabeth already doubts if her marriage to the poet Lawrence Kirbridge will last. Downstairs, Lawrence’s Welsh manservant, Thomas Watkins, flirts with Rose.

Episode 2: A Pair of Exiles
Mired in debt, James learns that Sarah is pregnant with his child. He confesses all to his horrified parents, who make decisions that shatter the family but protect their name.

Episode 3: Married Love
Lawrence’s sexual failings are threatening his marriage to Elizabeth. He subtly suggests that his publisher, Sir Edwin Partridge, step in, and Sir Edwin willingly agrees.

Episode 4: Whom God Hath Joined…
Elizabeth’s marriage lies in ruins and she’s carrying another man’s child. The Bellamys arrive at a costly but face-saving solution, and Thomas joins the staff at Eaton Place.

Disc 6
Episode 5: Guest of Honour
A landmark episode in the saga: His Majesty King Edward VII comes to dinner, and Sarah arrives at the back door in dire distress.

Episode 6: The Property of a Lady
Lady Marjorie’s former lover, Captain Hammond, is dead. Torrid letters she wrote to him have fallen into the wrong hands. Thomas offers to serve as a go-between—for a price.

Episode 7: Your Obedient Servant Both Sir Richard and Hudson the butler are visited by their brothers. Sir Richard suppresses ill feelings, while Hudson exaggerates his status in the Bellamy household.

Disc 7
Episode 8: Out of the Everywhere
Elizabeth arrives home with her infant daughter, Lucy, and the Bellamy family nanny, now elderly and disagreeable. New nursery maid Sarah is more than happy to take over.

Episode 9: An Object of Value
After Lady Marjorie’s father dies, her mother, the Countess of Southwold, spends a few days at Eaton Place. When her diamond brooch goes missing, everyone is a suspect.

Episode 10: A Special Mischief
Elizabeth gets involved with the suffragette movement. Trying to protect her, Rose ends up in prison. Elizabeth seeks help from Julius Karekin, a wealthy Armenian financier.

Disc 8
Episode 11: The Fruits of Love
Elizabeth becomes Karekin’s mistress, and her parents don’t approve. But when the Bellamys are faced with a financial crisis, they must accept his assistance or lose their home.

Episode 12: The Wages of Sin
Sarah is pregnant and Lady Marjorie is furious. Thomas offers to marry her, but her Ladyship won’t allow it. Clever Thomas turns the situation to his own advantage.

Episode 13: A Family Gathering
Elizabeth leaves Karekin, and James returns from India with his new fiancée, Phyllis. A birthday celebration for Lady Marjorie gets interrupted by a surprise visit and sad news.

Discs 9-12: Series Three

Disc 9
Episode 1: Miss Forrest
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.

Episode 2: A House Divided
A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Lady Marjorie’s maid returns to Eaton Place. Hazel assumes some of Lady Marjorie’s former duties, incurring the wrath of upstairs and downstairs.

Episode 3: A Change of Scene
Hudson accompanies James to a weekend party at a lavish country estate. While there, James renews his acquaintance with an old girlfriend, Lady Diana, and Hudson considers a job offer.

Episode 4: A Family Secret
It’s been six months since Lady Marjorie’s death, and Lady Prudence thinks Sir Richard should remarry. James also feels in the marrying mood and proposes to Hazel.

Disc 10
Episode 5: Rose’s Pigeon
When a former servant of the Bellamys appears at the back door, shabby and starving, Rose gives him food and shelter. Her kindness puts the entire household in grave danger.

Episode 6: Desirous of Change
A widowed foreign countess wrangles an invitation to dinner, and Sir Richard smiles for the first time since Lady Marjorie’s death. A new housemaid has romantic fantasies of her own.

Episode 7: Word of Honour
When Sir Richard unwittingly acts on an insider’s stock tip, he jeopardizes his political career. His daughter-in-law, Hazel, helps to clear his name but undermines his word as a gentleman.

Disc 11
Episode 8: The Bolter
James takes Hazel to the country for a fox-hunting weekend. In her first real encounter with the upper crust, a practical joke puts her life in danger and her marriage at risk.

Episode 9: Goodwill to All Men
Sir Richard’s new ward, Georgina, and new parlor maid, Daisy, try to bring Yuletide cheer to Daisy’s impoverished family. Georgina is shocked by the squalor of their lives.

Episode 10: What the Footman Saw
Loose lips cause problems when the Bellamys’ footman, Edward, gossips at a pub. His drunken talk of hanky-panky at a house party makes him a key witness in a messy divorce.

Disc 12
Episode 11: A Perfect Stranger
A chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer leads to first love for Rose. Will she marry Gregory Wilmot? Her friends are skeptical of their whirlwind romance.

Episode 12: Distant Thunder
When Hazel suffers a miscarriage, a callous James consoles himself by escorting Georgina to a ball. Tensions mount upstairs and downstairs in the Bellamy household.

Episode 13: The Sudden Storm
As war looms, Hazel treats the servants to a holiday. James is recalled by the army, Mrs. Bridges receives a proposal, and Hazel tells Sir Richard that her marriage was a mistake.

Discs 13-16: Series Four

Disc 13
Episode 1: A Patriotic Offering
1914: War has begun. James fights in the trenches of France, Edward feels pressure to enlist, the servants draw the curtains tight, and Hazel takes in a family of refugees.

Episode 2: News from the Front
On leave from the Western Front, James carelessly complains about shortages and is drawn into a political intrigue. Daisy and Edward announce their engagement.

Episode 3: The Beastly Hun
The sinking of the Lusitania fuels anti-German sentiments. The servants are forced to examine their feelings when a local tradesman’s store is burned and his family beaten.

Episode 4: Women Shall Not Weep
Edward and Daisy marry. Georgina trains as a volunteer nurse, and kitchen maid Ruby takes a job at a munitions plant. James is unhappy with his posting as a staff officer.

Disc 14
Episode 5: Tug of War
James longs to rejoin his regiment along the Western Front, and Hazel pulls some strings. Rose becomes a bus conductor, and Georgina finds nursing less glamorous than she expected.

Episode 6: Home Fires
Rose is reunited with the Australian Gregory Wilmot, now an Anzac sergeant. Lady Prudence wants Hazel to host a tea party for wounded officers. Hazel says no, but Hudson says yes.

Episode 7: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
At the tea party for wounded officers, Hazel feels drawn to Jack Dyson, a shy young pilot. Rose and Daisy await news about their soldier sweethearts, while James and Georgina meet in France.

Episode 8: The Glorious Dead
Eaton Place is rocked by tragedy: Rose’s fiancé has been killed in battle, and pilot Jack Dyson is dead. James comes home on leave and takes a walk in the park with Hazel.

Disc 15
Episode 9: Another Year
Ruby and Edward return to Eaton Place, the latter suffering from a severe case of shell shock. Sir Richard tries to help him and also gets appointed Viscount Bellamy of Haversham.

Episode 10: The Hero’s Farewell
Lady Prudence commandeers the Bellamys’ drawing room for a charity matinee, but her plans are disrupted when a bomb falls nearby. A telegram brings bad news about James.

Episode 11: Missing Believed Killed
Is James alive or dead? A message arrives from the military hospital where Georgina is working. Hazel and Lord Richard travel to France to bring their wounded loved one home.

Disc 16
Episode 12: Facing Fearful Odds
When young widow Virginia Hamilton learns that her son is to be court-martialed, she asks Lord Richard for help. Edward goes into hiding to avoid being sent back to France.

Episode 13: Peace out of Pain
Lord Richard proposes to Virginia Hamilton. James is sullen and difficult, especially with Hazel. London rejoices when the armistice is declared, but Eaton Place experiences one more tragedy.

Discs 17-21: Series Five
Disc 17
Episode 1: On with the Dance
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.

Episode 2: A Place in the World
February 1920. Medically discharged from the army, James enters politics but refuses any guidance from his father. Also striking out on their own, Edward and Daisy have left service but are struggling to survive.

Episode 3: Laugh a Little Louder Please
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.

Episode 4: The Joy Ride
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.

Disc 18
Episode 5: Wanted—A Good Home
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.

Episode 6: An Old Flame
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.

Episode 7: Disillusion
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.

Episode 8: Such a Lovely Man
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.

Disc 19
Episode 9: The Nine Days Wonder
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.

Episode 10: The Understudy
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.

Episode 11: Alberto
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.

Episode 12: Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?
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.

Disc 20
Episode 13: Joke Over
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.

Episode 14: Noblesse Oblige
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.

Episode 15: All the King’s Horses
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.

Episode 16: Whither Shall I Wander?
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.

Disc 21
BONUS DISC
Discs 1-4 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series One


Disc 1
Episode 1: On Trial
November 1903. There’s a new face downstairs: a pretty parlor maid with a fictitious past. She calls herself Clemence, but Lady Bellamy names her Sarah.

Episode 2: The Mistress and the Maids
June 1904. Lady Marjorie sits for a portrait by an avant-garde artist. Sent to his studio on an errand, Sarah makes a decision that creates a humiliating scandal for the Bellamys.

Episode 3: Board Wages
August 1904. With the Bellamys and their senior servants on holiday, the junior servants run wild. Son James returns home unexpectedly and is drawn to the free-spirited Sarah.

Disc 2
Episode 4: The Path of Duty
May 1905. Home from abroad to make her society debut, 17-year-old Elizabeth Bellamy shocks the household with her radical political views and nonconformist behavior.

Episode 5: A Suitable Marriage
December 1905. Eager to marry Elizabeth off, the Bellamys are relieved when she falls in love with a young German baron—until they make a shocking discovery.

Episode 6: Magic Casements
Summer 1906. Swept off her feet by Charles Hammond, a handsome, cultured young friend of James, Lady Marjorie falls passionately in love.

Episode 7: A Cry for Help
October 1906. Sir Richard finds a young housemaid crying. He offers to help with her secret dilemma, but soon learns he is risking his political career.

Disc 3
Episode 8: I Dies from Love
April 1907. The woebegone kitchen maid Emily falls deeply in love with a footman. When they are forbidden to see each other, she takes drastic action.

Episode 9: Why Is Her Door Locked?
November 1907. In the depths of a guilt-induced breakdown, Mrs. Bridges, the cook, steals a baby. The Bellamys’ efforts to help only make matters worse.

Episode 10: A Voice from the Past
Autumn 1908. James and Elizabeth find their former servant Sarah starving in the East End. Elizabeth reinstalls her in the household, where she causes trouble upstairs and down.

Disc 4
Episode 11: The Swedish Tiger
October 1908. James has a guest at Eaton Place, a Swedish army officer with a dashing valet. Valuable objects start disappearing, and Sarah becomes an unwitting pawn.

Episode 12: The Key of the Door
Winter 1908. Elizabeth falls under the influence of a group of bohemians that includes a handsome poet, Lawrence Kirbridge. Her behavior alarms the servants and infuriates her parents.

Episode 13: For Love of Love
June 1909. On the eve of her wedding to Lawrence, Elizabeth wonders if she’s doing the right thing. James takes up with Sarah, now a music-hall sensation.
Discs 5-8 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Two


Disc 5
Episode 1: The New Man
New bride Elizabeth already doubts if her marriage to the poet Lawrence Kirbridge will last. Downstairs, Lawrence’s Welsh manservant, Thomas Watkins, flirts with Rose.

Episode 2: A Pair of Exiles
Mired in debt, James learns that Sarah is pregnant with his child. He confesses all to his horrified parents, who make decisions that shatter the family but protect their name.

Episode 3: Married Love
Lawrence’s sexual failings are threatening his marriage to Elizabeth. He subtly suggests that his publisher, Sir Edwin Partridge, step in, and Sir Edwin willingly agrees.

Episode 4: Whom God Hath Joined…
Elizabeth’s marriage lies in ruins and she’s carrying another man’s child. The Bellamys arrive at a costly but face-saving solution, and Thomas joins the staff at Eaton Place.

Disc 6
Episode 5: Guest of Honour
A landmark episode in the saga: His Majesty King Edward VII comes to dinner, and Sarah arrives at the back door in dire distress.

Episode 6: The Property of a Lady
Lady Marjorie’s former lover, Captain Hammond, is dead. Torrid letters she wrote to him have fallen into the wrong hands. Thomas offers to serve as a go-between—for a price.

Episode 7: Your Obedient Servant
Both Sir Richard and Hudson the butler are visited by their brothers. Sir Richard suppresses ill feelings, while Hudson exaggerates his status in the Bellamy household.

Disc 7
Episode 8: Out of the Everywhere
Elizabeth arrives home with her infant daughter, Lucy, and the Bellamy family nanny, now elderly and disagreeable. New nursery maid Sarah is more than happy to take over.

Episode 9: An Object of Value
After Lady Marjorie’s father dies, her mother, the Countess of Southwold, spends a few days at Eaton Place. When her diamond brooch goes missing, everyone is a suspect.

Episode 10: A Special Mischief
Elizabeth gets involved with the suffragette movement. Trying to protect her, Rose ends up in prison. Elizabeth seeks help from Julius Karekin, a wealthy Armenian financier.

Disc 8
Episode 11: The Fruits of Love
Elizabeth becomes Karekin’s mistress, and her parents don’t approve. But when the Bellamys are faced with a financial crisis, they must accept his assistance or lose their home.

Episode 12: The Wages of Sin
Sarah is pregnant and Lady Marjorie is furious. Thomas offers to marry her, but her Ladyship won’t allow it. Clever Thomas turns the situation to his own advantage.

Episode 13: A Family Gathering
Elizabeth leaves Karekin, and James returns from India with his new fiancée, Phyllis. A birthday celebration for Lady Marjorie gets interrupted by a surprise visit and sad news.
Discs 9-12 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Three


Disc 9
Episode 1: Miss Forrest
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.

Episode 2: A House Divided
A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Lady Marjorie’s maid returns to Eaton Place. Hazel assumes some of Lady Marjorie’s former duties, incurring the wrath of upstairs and downstairs.

Episode 3: A Change of Scene
Hudson accompanies James to a weekend party at a lavish country estate. While there, James renews his acquaintance with an old girlfriend, Lady Diana, and Hudson considers a job offer.

Episode 4: A Family Secret
It’s been six months since Lady Marjorie’s death, and Lady Prudence thinks Sir Richard should remarry. James also feels in the marrying mood and proposes to Hazel.

Disc 10
Episode 5: Rose’s Pigeon
When a former servant of the Bellamys appears at the back door, shabby and starving, Rose gives him food and shelter. Her kindness puts the entire household in grave danger.

Episode 6: Desirous of Change
A widowed foreign countess wrangles an invitation to dinner, and Sir Richard smiles for the first time since Lady Marjorie’s death. A new housemaid has romantic fantasies of her own.

Episode 7: Word of Honour
When Sir Richard unwittingly acts on an insider’s stock tip, he jeopardizes his political career. His daughter-in-law, Hazel, helps to clear his name but undermines his word as a gentleman.

Disc 11
Episode 8: The Bolter
James takes Hazel to the country for a fox-hunting weekend. In her first real encounter with the upper crust, a practical joke puts her life in danger and her marriage at risk.

Episode 9: Goodwill to All Men
Sir Richard’s new ward, Georgina, and new parlor maid, Daisy, try to bring Yuletide cheer to Daisy’s impoverished family. Georgina is shocked by the squalor of their lives.

Episode 10: What the Footman Saw
Loose lips cause problems when the Bellamys’ footman, Edward, gossips at a pub. His drunken talk of hanky-panky at a house party makes him a key witness in a messy divorce.

Disc 12
Episode 11: A Perfect Stranger
A chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer leads to first love for Rose. Will she marry Gregory Wilmot? Her friends are skeptical of their whirlwind romance.

Episode 12: Distant Thunder
When Hazel suffers a miscarriage, a callous James consoles himself by escorting Georgina to a ball. Tensions mount upstairs and downstairs in the Bellamy household.

Episode 13: The Sudden Storm
As war looms, Hazel treats the servants to a holiday. James is recalled by the army, Mrs. Bridges receives a proposal, and Hazel tells Sir Richard that her marriage was a mistake.
Discs 13-16 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Four


Disc 13
Episode 1: A Patriotic Offering
1914: War has begun. James fights in the trenches of France, Edward feels pressure to enlist, the servants draw the curtains tight, and Hazel takes in a family of refugees.

Episode 2: News from the Front
On leave from the Western Front, James carelessly complains about shortages and is drawn into a political intrigue. Daisy and Edward announce their engagement.

Episode 3: The Beastly Hun
The sinking of the Lusitania fuels anti-German sentiments. The servants are forced to examine their feelings when a local tradesman’s store is burned and his family beaten.

Episode 4: Women Shall Not Weep
Edward and Daisy marry. Georgina trains as a volunteer nurse, and kitchen maid Ruby takes a job at a munitions plant. James is unhappy with his posting as a staff officer.

Disc 14
Episode 5: Tug of War
James longs to rejoin his regiment along the Western Front, and Hazel pulls some strings. Rose becomes a bus conductor, and Georgina finds nursing less glamorous than she expected.

Episode 6: Home Fires
Rose is reunited with the Australian Gregory Wilmot, now an Anzac sergeant. Lady Prudence wants Hazel to host a tea party for wounded officers. Hazel says no, but Hudson says yes.

Episode 7: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
At the tea party for wounded officers, Hazel feels drawn to Jack Dyson, a shy young pilot. Rose and Daisy await news about their soldier sweethearts, while James and Georgina meet in France.

Episode 8: The Glorious Dead
Eaton Place is rocked by tragedy: Rose’s fiancé has been killed in battle, and pilot Jack Dyson is dead. James comes home on leave and takes a walk in the park with Hazel.

Disc 15
Episode 9: Another Year
Ruby and Edward return to Eaton Place, the latter suffering from a severe case of shell shock. Sir Richard tries to help him and also gets appointed Viscount Bellamy of Haversham.

Episode 10: The Hero’s Farewell
Lady Prudence commandeers the Bellamys’ drawing room for a charity matinee, but her plans are disrupted when a bomb falls nearby. A telegram brings bad news about James.

Episode 11: Missing Believed Killed
Is James alive or dead? A message arrives from the military hospital where Georgina is working. Hazel and Lord Richard travel to France to bring their wounded loved one home.

Disc 16
Episode 12: Facing Fearful Odds
When young widow Virginia Hamilton learns that her son is to be court-martialed, she asks Lord Richard for help. Edward goes into hiding to avoid being sent back to France.

Episode 13: Peace out of Pain
Lord Richard proposes to Virginia Hamilton. James is sullen and difficult, especially with Hazel. London rejoices when the armistice is declared, but Eaton Place experiences one more tragedy.
Discs 17-21 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Five


Disc 17
Episode 1: On with the Dance
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.

Episode 2: A Place in the World
February 1920. Medically discharged from the army, James enters politics but refuses any guidance from his father. Also striking out on their own, Edward and Daisy have left service but are struggling to survive.

Episode 3: Laugh a Little Louder Please
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.

Episode 4: The Joy Ride
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.

Disc 18
Episode 5: Wanted—A Good Home
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.

Episode 6: An Old Flame
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.

Episode 7: Disillusion
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.

Episode 8: Such a Lovely Man
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.

Disc 19
Episode 9: The Nine Days Wonder
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.

Episode 10: The Understudy
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.

Episode 11: Alberto
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.

Episode 12: Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?
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.

Disc 20
Episode 13: Joke Over
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.

Episode 14: Noblesse Oblige
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.

Episode 15: All the King’s Horses
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.

Episode 16: Whither Shall I Wander?
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.

Disc 21
BONUS DISC
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs Part 5
  • Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered
  • Rus
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

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Discs 1-4: Series One

Disc 1
Episode 1: On Trial
November 1903. There’s a new face downstairs: a pretty parlor maid with a fictitious past. She calls herself Clemence, but Lady Bellamy names her Sarah.

Episode 2: The Mistress and the Maids
June 1904. Lady Marjorie sits for a portrait by an avant-garde artist. Sent to his studio on an errand, Sarah makes a decision that creates a humiliating scandal for the Bellamys.

Episode 3: Board Wages
August 1904. With the Bellamys and their senior servants on holiday, the junior servants run wild. Son James returns home unexpectedly and is drawn to the free-spirited Sarah.

Disc 2
Episode 4: The Path of Duty
May 1905. Home from abroad to make her society debut, 17-year-old Elizabeth Bellamy shocks the household with her radical political views and nonconformist behavior.

Episode 5: A Suitable Marriage
December 1905. Eager to marry Elizabeth off, the Bellamys are relieved when she falls in love with a young German baron—until they make a shocking discovery.

Episode 6: Magic Casements
Summer 1906. Swept off her feet by Charles Hammond, a handsome, cultured young friend of James, Lady Marjorie falls passionately in love.

Episode 7: A Cry for Help
October 1906. Sir Richard finds a young housemaid crying. He offers to help with her secret dilemma, but soon learns he is risking his political career.

Disc 3
Episode 8: I Dies from Love
April 1907. The woebegone kitchen maid Emily falls deeply in love with a footman. When they are forbidden to see each other, she takes drastic action.

Episode 9: Why Is Her Door Locked?
November 1907. In the depths of a guilt-induced breakdown, Mrs. Bridges, the cook, steals a baby. The Bellamys’ efforts to help only make matters worse.

Episode 10: A Voice from the Past
Autumn 1908. James and Elizabeth find their former servant Sarah starving in the East End. Elizabeth reinstalls her in the household, where she causes trouble upstairs and down.

Disc 4
Episode 11: The Swedish Tiger
October 1908. James has a guest at Eaton Place, a Swedish army officer with a dashing valet. Valuable objects start disappearing, and Sarah becomes an unwitting pawn.

Episode 12: The Key of the Door
Winter 1908. Elizabeth falls under the influence of a group of bohemians that includes a handsome poet, Lawrence Kirbridge. Her behavior alarms the servants and infuriates her parents.

Episode 13: For Love of Love
June 1909. On the eve of her wedding to Lawrence, Elizabeth wonders if she’s doing the right thing. James takes up with Sarah, now a music-hall sensation.

Discs 5-8: Series Two

Disc 5
Episode 1: The New Man
New bride Elizabeth already doubts if her marriage to the poet Lawrence Kirbridge will last. Downstairs, Lawrence’s Welsh manservant, Thomas Watkins, flirts with Rose.

Episode 2: A Pair of Exiles
Mired in debt, James learns that Sarah is pregnant with his child. He confesses all to his horrified parents, who make decisions that shatter the family but protect their name.

Episode 3: Married Love
Lawrence’s sexual failings are threatening his marriage to Elizabeth. He subtly suggests that his publisher, Sir Edwin Partridge, step in, and Sir Edwin willingly agrees.

Episode 4: Whom God Hath Joined…
Elizabeth’s marriage lies in ruins and she’s carrying another man’s child. The Bellamys arrive at a costly but face-saving solution, and Thomas joins the staff at Eaton Place.

Disc 6
Episode 5: Guest of Honour
A landmark episode in the saga: His Majesty King Edward VII comes to dinner, and Sarah arrives at the back door in dire distress.

Episode 6: The Property of a Lady
Lady Marjorie’s former lover, Captain Hammond, is dead. Torrid letters she wrote to him have fallen into the wrong hands. Thomas offers to serve as a go-between—for a price.

Episode 7: Your Obedient Servant Both Sir Richard and Hudson the butler are visited by their brothers. Sir Richard suppresses ill feelings, while Hudson exaggerates his status in the Bellamy household.

Disc 7
Episode 8: Out of the Everywhere
Elizabeth arrives home with her infant daughter, Lucy, and the Bellamy family nanny, now elderly and disagreeable. New nursery maid Sarah is more than happy to take over.

Episode 9: An Object of Value
After Lady Marjorie’s father dies, her mother, the Countess of Southwold, spends a few days at Eaton Place. When her diamond brooch goes missing, everyone is a suspect.

Episode 10: A Special Mischief
Elizabeth gets involved with the suffragette movement. Trying to protect her, Rose ends up in prison. Elizabeth seeks help from Julius Karekin, a wealthy Armenian financier.

Disc 8
Episode 11: The Fruits of Love
Elizabeth becomes Karekin’s mistress, and her parents don’t approve. But when the Bellamys are faced with a financial crisis, they must accept his assistance or lose their home.

Episode 12: The Wages of Sin
Sarah is pregnant and Lady Marjorie is furious. Thomas offers to marry her, but her Ladyship won’t allow it. Clever Thomas turns the situation to his own advantage.

Episode 13: A Family Gathering
Elizabeth leaves Karekin, and James returns from India with his new fiancée, Phyllis. A birthday celebration for Lady Marjorie gets interrupted by a surprise visit and sad news.

Discs 9-12: Series Three

Disc 9
Episode 1: Miss Forrest
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.

Episode 2: A House Divided
A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Lady Marjorie’s maid returns to Eaton Place. Hazel assumes some of Lady Marjorie’s former duties, incurring the wrath of upstairs and downstairs.

Episode 3: A Change of Scene
Hudson accompanies James to a weekend party at a lavish country estate. While there, James renews his acquaintance with an old girlfriend, Lady Diana, and Hudson considers a job offer.

Episode 4: A Family Secret
It’s been six months since Lady Marjorie’s death, and Lady Prudence thinks Sir Richard should remarry. James also feels in the marrying mood and proposes to Hazel.

Disc 10
Episode 5: Rose’s Pigeon
When a former servant of the Bellamys appears at the back door, shabby and starving, Rose gives him food and shelter. Her kindness puts the entire household in grave danger.

Episode 6: Desirous of Change
A widowed foreign countess wrangles an invitation to dinner, and Sir Richard smiles for the first time since Lady Marjorie’s death. A new housemaid has romantic fantasies of her own.

Episode 7: Word of Honour
When Sir Richard unwittingly acts on an insider’s stock tip, he jeopardizes his political career. His daughter-in-law, Hazel, helps to clear his name but undermines his word as a gentleman.

Disc 11
Episode 8: The Bolter
James takes Hazel to the country for a fox-hunting weekend. In her first real encounter with the upper crust, a practical joke puts her life in danger and her marriage at risk.

Episode 9: Goodwill to All Men
Sir Richard’s new ward, Georgina, and new parlor maid, Daisy, try to bring Yuletide cheer to Daisy’s impoverished family. Georgina is shocked by the squalor of their lives.

Episode 10: What the Footman Saw
Loose lips cause problems when the Bellamys’ footman, Edward, gossips at a pub. His drunken talk of hanky-panky at a house party makes him a key witness in a messy divorce.

Disc 12
Episode 11: A Perfect Stranger
A chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer leads to first love for Rose. Will she marry Gregory Wilmot? Her friends are skeptical of their whirlwind romance.

Episode 12: Distant Thunder
When Hazel suffers a miscarriage, a callous James consoles himself by escorting Georgina to a ball. Tensions mount upstairs and downstairs in the Bellamy household.

Episode 13: The Sudden Storm
As war looms, Hazel treats the servants to a holiday. James is recalled by the army, Mrs. Bridges receives a proposal, and Hazel tells Sir Richard that her marriage was a mistake.

Discs 13-16: Series Four

Disc 13
Episode 1: A Patriotic Offering
1914: War has begun. James fights in the trenches of France, Edward feels pressure to enlist, the servants draw the curtains tight, and Hazel takes in a family of refugees.

Episode 2: News from the Front
On leave from the Western Front, James carelessly complains about shortages and is drawn into a political intrigue. Daisy and Edward announce their engagement.

Episode 3: The Beastly Hun
The sinking of the Lusitania fuels anti-German sentiments. The servants are forced to examine their feelings when a local tradesman’s store is burned and his family beaten.

Episode 4: Women Shall Not Weep
Edward and Daisy marry. Georgina trains as a volunteer nurse, and kitchen maid Ruby takes a job at a munitions plant. James is unhappy with his posting as a staff officer.

Disc 14
Episode 5: Tug of War
James longs to rejoin his regiment along the Western Front, and Hazel pulls some strings. Rose becomes a bus conductor, and Georgina finds nursing less glamorous than she expected.

Episode 6: Home Fires
Rose is reunited with the Australian Gregory Wilmot, now an Anzac sergeant. Lady Prudence wants Hazel to host a tea party for wounded officers. Hazel says no, but Hudson says yes.

Episode 7: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
At the tea party for wounded officers, Hazel feels drawn to Jack Dyson, a shy young pilot. Rose and Daisy await news about their soldier sweethearts, while James and Georgina meet in France.

Episode 8: The Glorious Dead
Eaton Place is rocked by tragedy: Rose’s fiancé has been killed in battle, and pilot Jack Dyson is dead. James comes home on leave and takes a walk in the park with Hazel.

Disc 15
Episode 9: Another Year
Ruby and Edward return to Eaton Place, the latter suffering from a severe case of shell shock. Sir Richard tries to help him and also gets appointed Viscount Bellamy of Haversham.

Episode 10: The Hero’s Farewell
Lady Prudence commandeers the Bellamys’ drawing room for a charity matinee, but her plans are disrupted when a bomb falls nearby. A telegram brings bad news about James.

Episode 11: Missing Believed Killed
Is James alive or dead? A message arrives from the military hospital where Georgina is working. Hazel and Lord Richard travel to France to bring their wounded loved one home.

Disc 16
Episode 12: Facing Fearful Odds
When young widow Virginia Hamilton learns that her son is to be court-martialed, she asks Lord Richard for help. Edward goes into hiding to avoid being sent back to France.

Episode 13: Peace out of Pain
Lord Richard proposes to Virginia Hamilton. James is sullen and difficult, especially with Hazel. London rejoices when the armistice is declared, but Eaton Place experiences one more tragedy.

Discs 17-21: Series Five
Disc 17
Episode 1: On with the Dance
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.

Episode 2: A Place in the World
February 1920. Medically discharged from the army, James enters politics but refuses any guidance from his father. Also striking out on their own, Edward and Daisy have left service but are struggling to survive.

Episode 3: Laugh a Little Louder Please
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.

Episode 4: The Joy Ride
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.

Disc 18
Episode 5: Wanted—A Good Home
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.

Episode 6: An Old Flame
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.

Episode 7: Disillusion
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.

Episode 8: Such a Lovely Man
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.

Disc 19
Episode 9: The Nine Days Wonder
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.

Episode 10: The Understudy
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.

Episode 11: Alberto
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.

Episode 12: Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?
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.

Disc 20
Episode 13: Joke Over
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.

Episode 14: Noblesse Oblige
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.

Episode 15: All the King’s Horses
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.

Episode 16: Whither Shall I Wander?
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.

Disc 21
BONUS DISC
  • 5-part documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs
  • New and exclusive retrospective essay by star and co-creator Jean Marsh
  • New and archival interviews with the stars, composer, and editor
  • New and exclusive SDH subtitles
  • 25th anniversary retrospective: Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered
  • Alternate pilot episode
  • 24 episode commentaries
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:57 hours, plus over 25 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen. (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:21
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color and Black & White. (B&W: Series One, episodes 2-5 & 7)
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

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Upstairs Downstairs - Like a stage play

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upstairs downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Upstairs Downstairs

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Discs 1-4 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series One


Disc 1
Episode 1: On Trial
November 1903. There’s a new face downstairs: a pretty parlor maid with a fictitious past. She calls herself Clemence, but Lady Bellamy names her Sarah.

Episode 2: The Mistress and the Maids
June 1904. Lady Marjorie sits for a portrait by an avant-garde artist. Sent to his studio on an errand, Sarah makes a decision that creates a humiliating scandal for the Bellamys.

Episode 3: Board Wages
August 1904. With the Bellamys and their senior servants on holiday, the junior servants run wild. Son James returns home unexpectedly and is drawn to the free-spirited Sarah.

Disc 2
Episode 4: The Path of Duty
May 1905. Home from abroad to make her society debut, 17-year-old Elizabeth Bellamy shocks the household with her radical political views and nonconformist behavior.

Episode 5: A Suitable Marriage
December 1905. Eager to marry Elizabeth off, the Bellamys are relieved when she falls in love with a young German baron—until they make a shocking discovery.

Episode 6: Magic Casements
Summer 1906. Swept off her feet by Charles Hammond, a handsome, cultured young friend of James, Lady Marjorie falls passionately in love.

Episode 7: A Cry for Help
October 1906. Sir Richard finds a young housemaid crying. He offers to help with her secret dilemma, but soon learns he is risking his political career.

Disc 3
Episode 8: I Dies from Love
April 1907. The woebegone kitchen maid Emily falls deeply in love with a footman. When they are forbidden to see each other, she takes drastic action.

Episode 9: Why Is Her Door Locked?
November 1907. In the depths of a guilt-induced breakdown, Mrs. Bridges, the cook, steals a baby. The Bellamys’ efforts to help only make matters worse.

Episode 10: A Voice from the Past
Autumn 1908. James and Elizabeth find their former servant Sarah starving in the East End. Elizabeth reinstalls her in the household, where she causes trouble upstairs and down.

Disc 4
Episode 11: The Swedish Tiger
October 1908. James has a guest at Eaton Place, a Swedish army officer with a dashing valet. Valuable objects start disappearing, and Sarah becomes an unwitting pawn.

Episode 12: The Key of the Door
Winter 1908. Elizabeth falls under the influence of a group of bohemians that includes a handsome poet, Lawrence Kirbridge. Her behavior alarms the servants and infuriates her parents.

Episode 13: For Love of Love
June 1909. On the eve of her wedding to Lawrence, Elizabeth wonders if she’s doing the right thing. James takes up with Sarah, now a music-hall sensation.
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 1
  • Episode commentaries
  • Alternate pilot episode
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:650 minutes, plus 6 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:4
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color and Black & White (B&W: Series One, episodes 2-5 & 7)
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

Upstairs Downstairs

5 Stars

Sherry Goeden from OR on 5/13/2013 2:32:00 PM wrote:

Loved the whole series so much that I bought series 1 for a girlfriend that was recoving from surgery.

Upstairs Downstairs

5 Stars

Eileen from NJ on 5/13/2013 2:32:00 PM wrote:

Loved the whole series so much that I bought series 1 for a girlfriend that was recoving from surgery.

Upstairs/Downstairs DVD of first season

5 Stars

BBC film enthusiast from VT on 2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

lucky me to get this for $10.00 plus shipping. Thank you.

Upstairs Downstairs Section 1

4 Stars

Desmond from BC on 12/21/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

at age 90 I'm too old to write a review but I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of your service

Upstairs, Downstairs

5 Stars

Maye F. from TX on 7/9/2012 9:17:00 PM wrote:

I absolutely loved this the very first time I saw it and own the entire series. I have seen it many times and it never fails to impress,and entertain. The whole series should be rerun on commercial television in place of those tasteless reality shows.

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Series Two


Disc 5
Episode 1: The New Man
New bride Elizabeth already doubts if her marriage to the poet Lawrence Kirbridge will last. Downstairs, Lawrence’s Welsh manservant, Thomas Watkins, flirts with Rose.

Episode 2: A Pair of Exiles
Mired in debt, James learns that Sarah is pregnant with his child. He confesses all to his horrified parents, who make decisions that shatter the family but protect their name.

Episode 3: Married Love
Lawrence’s sexual failings are threatening his marriage to Elizabeth. He subtly suggests that his publisher, Sir Edwin Partridge, step in, and Sir Edwin willingly agrees.

Episode 4: Whom God Hath Joined…
Elizabeth’s marriage lies in ruins and she’s carrying another man’s child. The Bellamys arrive at a costly but face-saving solution, and Thomas joins the staff at Eaton Place.

Disc 6
Episode 5: Guest of Honour
A landmark episode in the saga: His Majesty King Edward VII comes to dinner, and Sarah arrives at the back door in dire distress.

Episode 6: The Property of a Lady
Lady Marjorie’s former lover, Captain Hammond, is dead. Torrid letters she wrote to him have fallen into the wrong hands. Thomas offers to serve as a go-between—for a price.

Episode 7: Your Obedient Servant
Both Sir Richard and Hudson the butler are visited by their brothers. Sir Richard suppresses ill feelings, while Hudson exaggerates his status in the Bellamy household.

Disc 7
Episode 8: Out of the Everywhere
Elizabeth arrives home with her infant daughter, Lucy, and the Bellamy family nanny, now elderly and disagreeable. New nursery maid Sarah is more than happy to take over.

Episode 9: An Object of Value
After Lady Marjorie’s father dies, her mother, the Countess of Southwold, spends a few days at Eaton Place. When her diamond brooch goes missing, everyone is a suspect.

Episode 10: A Special Mischief
Elizabeth gets involved with the suffragette movement. Trying to protect her, Rose ends up in prison. Elizabeth seeks help from Julius Karekin, a wealthy Armenian financier.

Disc 8
Episode 11: The Fruits of Love
Elizabeth becomes Karekin’s mistress, and her parents don’t approve. But when the Bellamys are faced with a financial crisis, they must accept his assistance or lose their home.

Episode 12: The Wages of Sin
Sarah is pregnant and Lady Marjorie is furious. Thomas offers to marry her, but her Ladyship won’t allow it. Clever Thomas turns the situation to his own advantage.

Episode 13: A Family Gathering
Elizabeth leaves Karekin, and James returns from India with his new fiancée, Phyllis. A birthday celebration for Lady Marjorie gets interrupted by a surprise visit and sad news.
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 2
  • Episode commentaries
  • Interview with Simon Williams and Alfred Shaughnessy
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:649 minutes, plus over 4 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:4
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

Upstairs, Downstairs

5 Stars

Caryl from PA on 8/8/2012 9:10:00 PM wrote:

Great series - interesting and authentic historically, good acting. Much more serious than anything done today.

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Discs 9-12 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Three


Disc 9
Episode 1: Miss Forrest
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.

Episode 2: A House Divided
A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Lady Marjorie’s maid returns to Eaton Place. Hazel assumes some of Lady Marjorie’s former duties, incurring the wrath of upstairs and downstairs.

Episode 3: A Change of Scene
Hudson accompanies James to a weekend party at a lavish country estate. While there, James renews his acquaintance with an old girlfriend, Lady Diana, and Hudson considers a job offer.

Episode 4: A Family Secret
It’s been six months since Lady Marjorie’s death, and Lady Prudence thinks Sir Richard should remarry. James also feels in the marrying mood and proposes to Hazel.

Disc 10
Episode 5: Rose’s Pigeon
When a former servant of the Bellamys appears at the back door, shabby and starving, Rose gives him food and shelter. Her kindness puts the entire household in grave danger.

Episode 6: Desirous of Change
A widowed foreign countess wrangles an invitation to dinner, and Sir Richard smiles for the first time since Lady Marjorie’s death. A new housemaid has romantic fantasies of her own.

Episode 7: Word of Honour
When Sir Richard unwittingly acts on an insider’s stock tip, he jeopardizes his political career. His daughter-in-law, Hazel, helps to clear his name but undermines his word as a gentleman.

Disc 11
Episode 8: The Bolter
James takes Hazel to the country for a fox-hunting weekend. In her first real encounter with the upper crust, a practical joke puts her life in danger and her marriage at risk.

Episode 9: Goodwill to All Men
Sir Richard’s new ward, Georgina, and new parlor maid, Daisy, try to bring Yuletide cheer to Daisy’s impoverished family. Georgina is shocked by the squalor of their lives.

Episode 10: What the Footman Saw
Loose lips cause problems when the Bellamys’ footman, Edward, gossips at a pub. His drunken talk of hanky-panky at a house party makes him a key witness in a messy divorce.

Disc 12
Episode 11: A Perfect Stranger
A chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer leads to first love for Rose. Will she marry Gregory Wilmot? Her friends are skeptical of their whirlwind romance.

Episode 12: Distant Thunder
When Hazel suffers a miscarriage, a callous James consoles himself by escorting Georgina to a ball. Tensions mount upstairs and downstairs in the Bellamy household.

Episode 13: The Sudden Storm
As war looms, Hazel treats the servants to a holiday. James is recalled by the army, Mrs. Bridges receives a proposal, and Hazel tells Sir Richard that her marriage was a mistake.
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 3
  • Episode commentaries
  • Russell Harty Plus with Gordon Jackson
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:663 minutes, plus over 6 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:4
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

The series finds its voice.

5 Stars

John Yodice - I wrote and submtted 68 plot summaries -- go to Up from NY on 1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Though I enjoy the first two seasons, Series Three is where, in my view, the series takes off. Ultimately, this drama is about the rise and fall of James Bellamy and his generation. The introduction of Meg Wynn Owen, as Hazel Forrest Bellamy, in an absolutely tour de force performance, was ingenious. Viewers could certainly relate to her and her middle class values. Series Three has a bit of everything ~ the sinking of the Titanic, James's wooing of his father's secretary and their subsequent and misguided marriage, Richard Bellamy at the center of a scandal, Romance for Mrs. Bridges and Rose and Hudson's temptation to leave Eaton Place for grander and greener pastures. I do believe that ANYONE who is interested in acting, writing or directing for television or film, "Distant Thunder" is a MUST - it is a TRIUMPH in every way. Something for everyone in Series Three and, as ever, it is acted to the nines.

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Discs 13-16 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Four


Disc 13
Episode 1: A Patriotic Offering
1914: War has begun. James fights in the trenches of France, Edward feels pressure to enlist, the servants draw the curtains tight, and Hazel takes in a family of refugees.

Episode 2: News from the Front
On leave from the Western Front, James carelessly complains about shortages and is drawn into a political intrigue. Daisy and Edward announce their engagement.

Episode 3: The Beastly Hun
The sinking of the Lusitania fuels anti-German sentiments. The servants are forced to examine their feelings when a local tradesman’s store is burned and his family beaten.

Episode 4: Women Shall Not Weep
Edward and Daisy marry. Georgina trains as a volunteer nurse, and kitchen maid Ruby takes a job at a munitions plant. James is unhappy with his posting as a staff officer.

Disc 14
Episode 5: Tug of War
James longs to rejoin his regiment along the Western Front, and Hazel pulls some strings. Rose becomes a bus conductor, and Georgina finds nursing less glamorous than she expected.

Episode 6: Home Fires
Rose is reunited with the Australian Gregory Wilmot, now an Anzac sergeant. Lady Prudence wants Hazel to host a tea party for wounded officers. Hazel says no, but Hudson says yes.

Episode 7: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
At the tea party for wounded officers, Hazel feels drawn to Jack Dyson, a shy young pilot. Rose and Daisy await news about their soldier sweethearts, while James and Georgina meet in France.

Episode 8: The Glorious Dead
Eaton Place is rocked by tragedy: Rose’s fiancé has been killed in battle, and pilot Jack Dyson is dead. James comes home on leave and takes a walk in the park with Hazel.

Disc 15
Episode 9: Another Year
Ruby and Edward return to Eaton Place, the latter suffering from a severe case of shell shock. Sir Richard tries to help him and also gets appointed Viscount Bellamy of Haversham.

Episode 10: The Hero’s Farewell
Lady Prudence commandeers the Bellamys’ drawing room for a charity matinee, but her plans are disrupted when a bomb falls nearby. A telegram brings bad news about James.

Episode 11: Missing Believed Killed
Is James alive or dead? A message arrives from the military hospital where Georgina is working. Hazel and Lord Richard travel to France to bring their wounded loved one home.

Disc 16
Episode 12: Facing Fearful Odds
When young widow Virginia Hamilton learns that her son is to be court-martialed, she asks Lord Richard for help. Edward goes into hiding to avoid being sent back to France.

Episode 13: Peace out of Pain
Lord Richard proposes to Virginia Hamilton. James is sullen and difficult, especially with Hazel. London rejoices when the armistice is declared, but Eaton Place experiences one more tragedy.
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 4
  • Episode commentaries
  • Russell Harty Plus with Jean Marsh and Angela Baddeley
Packaging:
Run Time:659 minutes, plus over 4 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:4
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

The series at its very best~

5 Stars

John Yodice - I wrote and submtted 68 plot summaries -- go to Up from NY on 1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The searing war series is absolutely magnificent. The cast were instructed to read about the Great War and the authenticity is palpable. Acted to the nines, these 13 episodes are both entertaining and didactic. Yet again, the series focuses on James, who is broken by his war experience, vis a vis Edward, badly shell shocked, but copes very well. I can only speak of this war series in superlatives. "The Glorious Dead" is a masterpiece of acting and writing - just breathtaking. It has often been noted that this series could stand alone and apart from the other seasons and I am second to none in accord and agreement with this view. Essential viewing~

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Discs 17-21 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Five


Disc 17
Episode 1: On with the Dance
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.

Episode 2: A Place in the World
February 1920. Medically discharged from the army, James enters politics but refuses any guidance from his father. Also striking out on their own, Edward and Daisy have left service but are struggling to survive.

Episode 3: Laugh a Little Louder Please
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.

Episode 4: The Joy Ride
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.

Disc 18
Episode 5: Wanted—A Good Home
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.

Episode 6: An Old Flame
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.

Episode 7: Disillusion
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.

Episode 8: Such a Lovely Man
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.

Disc 19
Episode 9: The Nine Days Wonder
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.

Episode 10: The Understudy
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.

Episode 11: Alberto
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.

Episode 12: Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?
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.

Disc 20
Episode 13: Joke Over
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.

Episode 14: Noblesse Oblige
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.

Episode 15: All the King’s Horses
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.

Episode 16: Whither Shall I Wander?
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.

Disc 21
BONUS DISC
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs Part 5
  • Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered
  • Russell Harty Goes Upstairs, Downstairs
  • Sandy’s Last Stand
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 5
  • Episode commentaries
  • Upstairs, Downstairs Remembered
  • Russell Harty Goes Upstairs, Downstairs
  • Interview with the composer
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:818 minutes, plus over 5 hours of new bonus programming
Format:Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs:5
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating:NR
Other:Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio’s ability to correct from the original materials.
"Extraordinary"—The New York Times

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

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"—The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"—The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"—The New York Times

"Delightful"—The New York Times
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series – Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show – Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress – Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

Great series

5 Stars

Jerry K from NE on 11/26/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We have watched seasons 1-4 of this series and could hardly wait for season 5 to arrive. As most English productions, they do a marvelous job of developing the characters and weaving a story line together.