The cook, Mrs Thackeray Anne Reid , was a fine comic creation. How the BBC brought back a classic. Keeley Hawes in pictures. Despite all this, Upstairs lacked the snappiness of Downton, and at times felt emotionally clunky. Still, in the dark days between Christmas and the New Year, Upstairs Downstairs promises glitz, drama — and more supercilious brilliance from Lady Holland.
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Sunday 10 November I have to admit, for someone like me so late to the world of the Bellamy family and their household staff, I was surprised at the number of similar situations and characters I encountered between Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey. Patmore in the demanding but maternally kind-hearted cook, Mrs.
Bridges Anglea Baddeley. Oddly enough, both ladies had a crisis regarding vision problems.
Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV. It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on. Upstairs Downstairs is a British drama series, broadcast on BBC One from to , and co-produced by BBC Wales and Masterpiece. Created and written.
Another example is devoted butler Mr. Hudson Gordon Jackson , the stern head and moral compass of the Eaton Place servant staff. Carson had a larger household to supervise, Mr. Hudson performed his duties with the same decorum and perhaps a bit more realistic opinion of his employers.
Elizabeth Bellamy Nicola Pagett , daughter of Richard David Langton and Lady Marjorie Rachel Gurney , is a headstrong young woman concerned about the inequalities and conditions suffered by the working class poor. Though a bit more mischievous than Sybil Crawley, they both have the same modern, liberal spirit and seek out men who share their views.
So how do you see it? Is Upstairs Downstairs stale or satisfying?
Do you still find it entertaining or does it bring about air of ennui particularly with the advent of the more glamorous melodrama of Downton Abbey? Have your say in the comments section below.
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Featured Posts. The cast of Upstairs Downstairs. Photo credit: London Weekend Television.