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Manor House

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A reality show featuring contemporary people put into the lifestyle of a manor house in the early 1900s. They must live under a strict set of Edwardian rules for three distinct British classes: the aristocratic family, the upper servants and the lower servants.
Title: Manor house
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, c2011
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (360 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Wall to Wall Television Production for Channel Four in association with Thirteen/WNET, New York ; director and series producer, Caroline Ross Pirie ; director, Nick Murphy
Notes: Originally produced in 2002
Special feature: Edwardian house diaries
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. Upstairs downstairs, Making the grade
Disc 2. The servants revolt, Tough love
Disc 3. Days of empire, Winners and losers
Summary: A reality show featuring contemporary people put into the lifestyle of a manor house in the early 1900s. They must live under a strict set of Edwardian rules for three distinct British classes: the aristocratic family, the upper servants and the lower servants.
ISBN: 079369647X
9780793696475
Branch Call Number: DVD 640.941 MANOR
Credits: Cameras, Chris Openshaw ... [et al.] ; editor, Martin Johnson ; music, Daniel Pemberton ; narrator, Derek Jacobi.
Performers: Voice of the rule book, Anna Massey.
System Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation
Other Language: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Social classes Great Britain Historical reenactments Great Britain Home economics Great Britain History Dwellings Great Britain History Women Great Britain Social conditions 20th century Great Britain History Edward VII, 1901-1910 Great Britain Social conditions 20th century Great Britain Civilization 20th century
Genre/Form: Reality television programs
Television mini-series
Nonfiction television programs
Topical Term: Social classes
Historical reenactments
Home economics
Dwellings
Women
Publisher No: MAH0600 PBS Home Video
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Best reality show ever - contemporary people are put into the lifestyle of a manor house in the early 1900s. They must live under a strict set of Edwardian rules for three distinct British classes: the aristocratic family, the upper servants and the lower servants.


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An interesting series about how 21st century people adapt to Edwardian life. Not sure I would survive as a servant.

Aug 31, 2013
  • Fionaenzo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i had seen a couple of episodes years ago but they were out of conext. seeing this as the frustration and exhaustion built for the lower level workers boiled over, was amazing. wonder if they ever got the family with kids to visit again with the workers later on. they truly were oblivious to their suffering although they did give lip service. tutor was a ver interesting character. lovedthe chef!!!! thank heaven for women's suffrage and worker's rights!! uworker's unions gave us weekends! great selection of people for these roles -- so sincere in each person's exploration.

May 07, 2012
  • Bookworm39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good. It show how people, especially the lower class in the Early 1900's had to work , very hard and long hours. The Participants in this film were very good and I missed them when it was over.

Jan 01, 2012
  • deaans rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is 'Upstairs Downstairs' come to life. A must see for anyone who has every dreamed of living in the early 1900s. It's a real eye opener for how hard life was back then, even for the wealthy!

Nov 30, 2011
  • shelikes2read rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After watching Frontier House I found Manor House. The dynamics in the 2 series were quite different. I enjoyed both and almost wished they could have mixed up the roles half way through, just to give everyone a taste of the good life. But the families had enough trauma without such added muddle.

Jun 15, 2010
  • RobinT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this series there are a few others for different time periods. I find it so interesting to see how we would live in different times.

Feb 03, 2008
  • reviewer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Plodding reality show in which contemporary Brits volunteer to act the roles of servants & masters in an Edwardian manor. The production values seem primitive by today's standards, but the main problem is that the participants just aren't very articulate or interesting. I only lasted through the first 20 or 30 minutes before shutting it off.

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