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Upstairs, Downstairs

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Upstairs, Downstairs
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One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast. It's 1936, and six years since parlor maid Rose left 165 Eaton Place, when fate brings her back as housekeeper to its new owners: Sir Hallam, his wife Lady Agnes, and Maud, Lady Holland, his mother. Rose soon finds she has her work cut out as she recruits a new 'downstairs' family to help run the elegance and finery of the 'upstairs' world.
Publisher: [United States] : British Broadcasting Corporation : Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video Ltd., c2011
ISBN: 0780670507
9780780670501
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama UPSTAIRS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Watch a new family and their servants settle in at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast. It's 1936 with fascism on the rise and parlor maid, Rose, needs to create a new "downstairs" family to help run the elegance of the "upstairs" world.


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Feb 01, 2015
  • rp3276 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you like Downton Abbey you will enjoy this. A great series with a great cast.

Feb 05, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have never watched the tv show. But I watch both dvd's in thiss, and I was sucked in. I loved it, I wanted more of it at the ending. Excellent.

Sep 17, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fine and involving period soap melodrama, based on the good old upperclass family contrasted and interacting with the servants theme.

Sep 05, 2013
  • Durrecj rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding! This is a well loved series that has truly captivated my heart with superb acting, subject mater, action, plot, scenery. I love the and wide range of personalities and human behaviors represented. I am hoping for a Season 3. This series is a far better one than Downton Abbey.

Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found it completely absorbing. I loved the ambiance of the '30s accoutrements; the references to historical events (Edward VIII's renouncing of the throne, British 'Blackshirt' fascists, etc.); the cast... Especially the cast. Jean Marsh as the reserved and returning Rose, and Eileen Atkins as the meddling mother-in-law with a monkey; both of whom contributed as co-writers for this series, and also co-created the original iconic '70s drama. Art Malik as the big-hearted Mr. Amanjit; the overly-emotional Ivy -- the list goes on. A terrific production that's unfortunately only got one more season for me to proceed to. FIVE STARS.

Nov 26, 2012

Entertaining. A few unnecessary scenes. Watch this if you like Upstairs downstairs or Downton Abbey.

Oct 30, 2012

Absolutely love it. What a shame that there will be no Series 3. Producers say that Downton Abbey has snatched all the viewers.

Sep 28, 2012
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I can see how it would have been good for its time, but it hasn't really aged well. A forerunner of the prime-time "soaps."

Jul 15, 2012
  • LaimaA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable and well made miniseries. Keeley Hawes is charming in everything she does and I love Ed Stoppard.

Mar 29, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We enjoyed the 1 season and hoped for season 2. I particularly liked the way the German socialists (aka nazi) were shown—as the cold fanatics they were. My problem is Rose. This series starts 6 years after the last occupants of the house left; yet, Rose looks like she aged 30 years. (The old series was done on the 70’s, so the actress actually did age; but way over the 6 years of the story!)

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