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Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series)

Original title
Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series)
Year
Running time
180 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth, Jean Marsh, Heidi Thomas, John Whitney
Music
Daniel Pemberton
Cinematography
Adam Suschitzky, John Conroy, Peter Greenhalgh, Ian Moss
Cast
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Producer
BBC Cymru Wales / Masterpiece. Distributed by BBC Wales
Genre
TV Series. Drama | Social Drama. 1930s. Sequel
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2010-2012). 2 Seasons. 9 Episodes. Revival of the iconic '70s series. Portrayal of life in a London townhouse in 1936, where the fates of the servants "downstairs" and their masters "upstairs" are intimately linked. The wreath above the mantelpiece is furred with dust. The chandelier is festooned with cobwebs. Then a key turns in the lock - and a handsome millionaire walks in, with the woman he loves in his arms...

Set in 1936, this lavish three-part serial invites viewers old and new across the threshold of television’s most famous address - 165 Eaton Place. Diplomat Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard) moves into the iconic townhouse along with his wife, Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes). With the help of former parlourmaid Rose Buck (Jean Marsh), they launch a new whole new era for the sumptuous home at the heart of Upstairs Downstairs. As Lady Agnes remarks: “This house is going to see such life!”

But storm clouds are gathering in Europe, and servants are no longer biddable and cheap. The Hollands’ first year at Eaton Place does not unfold as either Lady Agnes or Rose anticipates. The drama that results sets exquisite domestic detail against a sweeping historical backdrop. There may be two families living in 165 - one upstairs and one down - but their fates are intimately linked. Touching, funny, romantic and savage, the revived Upstairs Downstairs is set to enrapture a whole new audience.
Awards
2011: Emmy: 6 Nominations, Including Best Actress (Marsh) and Supp. Actress (Atkins)
2011: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Actress in Miniseries (Jane Marsh)
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