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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Mar 17, 2015
  • InvernessS rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Attempt to pickup the family doings, not too bad but nothing compared to the original series of 30 years previous. Jean Marsh plays her older part very well. Great to see Art Malik 30 years after Jewel In the Crown.

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.

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