List of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV series) episodes

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Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series created by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, and developed by Alfred Shaughnessy for London Weekend Television. The series consists of 68 hour-long episodes that aired in Great Britain on ITV from 1971 to 1975 and in the United States as part of Masterpiece Theatre on PBS from 1974 to 1977.[1] It was eventually broadcast in over 70 countries to an audience of over one billion viewers.[2]

The series is set during the period 1903–1930 and takes place largely in the London town house of the Bellamy family. The "upstairs" and "downstairs" of the title refers to, respectively, the Bellamys and their servants. The first season introduced David Langton as Richard Bellamy, Rachel Gurney as his wife, Marjorie, Nicola Pagett as their daughter, Elizabeth, and Simon Williams as their son, James. The household servants were Gordon Jackson as Angus Hudson (the butler), Angela Baddeley as Mrs Bridges (the cook), Jean Marsh as Rose Buck (the head maid), Pauline Collins as Sarah Moffat (maid), Patsy Smart as Maude Roberts (Mrs. Bellamy’s personal maid), Christopher Beeny as Edward (first servant), and George Innes as Alfred (the footman).[1] In the second series Jenny Tomasin was introduced as Ruby (a kitchen/scullery maid) and George Innes was replaced by John Alderton as Thomas Watkins.[3] Alderton and Pauline Collins later played their characters in a spin-off series, Thomas and Sarah.[4]

Rachel Gurney and Nicola Pagett both left the show after the second series. The third series introduced Meg Wynn Owen as Hazel Forrest, Lesley-Anne Down as Georgina Worsley (Richard Bellamy’s "niece" – the stepdaughter of Lady Marjorie's late brother Hugo), and Jacqueline Tong as Daisy Peel (another maid).[5] Owen was dropped from the cast after the fourth series and replaced in the fifth by Hannah Gordon as Virginia Hamilton, who becomes Richard Bellamy’s second wife. Anthony Andrews also became a regular in the fifth series in the role of Lord Robert Stockbridge, as did Karen Dotrice as Lily Hawkins, another maid in the Bellamy household.[6]

During its run Upstairs, Downstairs won two BAFTA Awards, seven Emmys, and a Peabody and Golden Globe Award.[7][8][9][10][11] The complete series has been released on DVD in regions one, two, and four.[12]

Overview[edit]

Series Number
of episodes
Airdates Number
of discs
DVD releases
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Series premiere Series finale Released Ref Released Ref Released Ref
Series 1 13 10 October 1971 5 March 1972 4 19 September 2005 [13] 25 September 2001 [14] 1 September 2008 [15]
Series 2 13 21 October 1972 19 January 1973 4 27 February 2006 [16] 2 February 2002 [17] 1 December 2008 [18]
Series 3 13 27 October 1973 19 January 1974 4 1 May 2006 [19] 26 March 2002 [20] 1 December 2008 [21]
Series 4 13 14 September 1974 7 December 1974 4 28 August 2006 [22] 27 August 2002 [23] 2 March 2009 [24]
Series 5 16 7 September 1975 21 December 1975 4 6 November 2006 [25] 27 August 2002 [26] 2 March 2009 [27]
68 Complete series 21 (UK)
20 (US)
31 March 2008 [28] 26 November 2002 [29] 28 August 2009 [30]
81 Megaset (includes Thomas and Sarah) 24 not released 25 October 2005 [31] not released

Episodes[edit]

A total of 68 hour-long episodes were produced and broadcast during the original run of Upstairs, Downstairs. They are listed in order of their original airing in Great Britain. Two numbers (#) are listed for each episode. The first indicates the number for the entire series while the second is for within the season.

Series One (1971–72)[edit]

The first series is set from November 1903 to June 1909 and consists of 13 episodes that aired in two separate sections (October–November 1971 and January–March 1972). For this series the show won the BAFTA for Best Drama.[7]

The first six episodes were made in black and white due to a strike at the ITV companies.[32] When colour facilities became available again mid-way through production of the series, London Weekend Television remade the first episode in colour at the end of the first series block, thus making the series more marketable for overseas broadcasts. The original black-and-white version was subsequently destroyed. Two colour versions of the episode were edited, with the episode intended for overseas broadcast showing Sarah (Pauline Collins) leaving Eaton Place (as she does in "Board Wages") to maintain the series' continuity with the black-and-white episodes omitted.[33]

For original showings in the United States three episodes from the first British series and ten from the second were merged into a single season of 13 episodes. The unused episodes from these two series were eventually shown in 1989 under the banner "The Missing Episodes".[1]

#[1] Title[1] Writer(s)[1] Director[1] UK airdate[1] US airdate[1]
01 01 "On Trial" Fay Weldon Raymond Menmuir 10 October 1971 6 January 1974
02 02 "The Mistress and the Maids" Alfred Shaughnessy Derek Bennett 17 October 1971 1989
03 03 "Board Wages" Terence Brady & Charlotte Bingham Derek Bennett 24 October 1971 1989
04 04 "The Path of Duty" John Harrison Joan Kemp-Welch 31 October 1971 1989
05 05 "A Suitable Marriage" Jeremy Paul Joan Kemp-Welch 7 November 1971 1989
06 06 "A Cry for Help" Julian Bond Derek Bennett 14 November 1971 1989
07 07 "Magic Casements" John Hawkesworth Joan Kemp-Welch 23 January 1972 1989
08 08 "I Dies from Love" Terence Brady & Charlotte Bingham Raymond Menmuir 30 January 1972 1989
09 09 "Why Is Her Door Locked?" Alfred Shaughnessy Brian Parker 6 February 1972 1989
10 10 "A Voice from the Past" Jeremy Paul Raymond Menmuir 13 February 1972 13 January 1974
11 11 "The Swedish Tiger" Raymond Bowers Brian Parker 20 February 1972 1989
12 12 "The Key of the Door" John Hawkesworth & Alfred Shaughnessy Raymond Menmuir 27 February 1972 1989
13 13 "For Love of Love" Rosemary Anne Sisson Herbert Wise 5 March 1972 20 January 1974

Series Two (1972–73)[edit]

For its second series Upstairs, Downstairs is set from 1908 to 1910. As with the first series a total of 13 episodes were produced. This time all were made in colour. As mentioned above, the first season broadcast in the United States was a conglomeration of three and ten episodes from, respectively, the first and second British series.[3] For its first American season, Upstairs, Downstairs won the 1974 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series while Jean Marsh was nominated for an Emmy as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.[9]

#[3] Title[3] Writer(s)[3] Director[3] UK airdate[3] US airdate[3]
14 01 "The New Man" Rosemary Anne Sisson Raymond Menmuir 21 October 1972 27 January 1974
15 02 "A Pair of Exiles" Alfred Shaughnessy Cyril Coke 28 October 1972 3 February 1974
16 03 "Married Love" John Harrison Raymond Menmuir 4 November 1972 1989
17 04 "Whom God Hath Joined..." Jeremy Paul Bill Bain 10 November 1972 10 February 1974
18 05 "Guest of Honour" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 17 November 1972 17 February 1974
19 06 "The Property of a Lady" Alfred Shaughnessy Derek Bennett 24 November 1972 1989
20 07 "Your Obedient Servant" Fay Weldon Derek Bennett 1 December 1972 1989
21 08 "Out of the Everywhere" Terence Brady & Charlotte Bingham Christopher Hodson 8 December 1972 24 February 1974
22 09 "An Object of Value" Jeremy Paul Raymond Menmuir 15 December 1972 3 March 1974
23 10 "A Special Mischief" Anthony Skene Raymond Menmuir 29 December 1972 10 March 1974
24 11 "The Fruits of Love" John Hawkesworth Christopher Hodson 5 January 1973 17 March 1974
25 12 "The Wages of Sin" Anthony Skene Christopher Hodson 12 January 1973 24 March 1974
26 13 "A Family Gathering" Alfred Shaughnessy Raymond Menmuir 19 January 1973 31 March 1974

Series Three (1973–74)[edit]

The third series is set in the pre-World War I era of 1912–14 and consists of 13 colour episodes.[5] For this series Upstairs, Downstairs won the BAFTA for Best Drama Series and the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.[7][9][11] Jean Marsh won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a drama.[11] Angela Baddeley was nominated for Emmy for the Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress.[9][34]

#[5] Title[5] Writer(s)[5] Director[5] UK airdate[5] US airdate[5]
27 01 "Miss Forrest" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 27 October 1973 3 November 1974
28 02 "A House Divided" Rosemary Anne Sisson Christopher Hodson 3 November 1973 10 November 1974
29 03 "A Change of Scene" Rosemary Anne Sisson Bill Bain 10 November 1973 17 November 1974
30 04 "A Family Secret" Alfred Shaughnessy Derek Bennett 17 November 1973 24 November 1974
31 05 "Rose's Pigeon" Jeremy Paul Bill Bain 24 November 1973 1 December 1974
32 06 "Desirous of Change" Fay Weldon Lionel Harris 1 December 1973 8 December 1974
33 07 "Word of Honour" Anthony Skene Christopher Hodson 8 December 1973 15 December 1974
34 08 "The Bolter" John Hawkesworth Cyril Coke 15 December 1973 22 December 1974
35 09 "Goodwill to All Men" Alfred Shaughnessy & Deborah Mortimer Christopher Hodson 22 December 1973 29 December 1974
36 10 "What the Footman Saw" Jeremy Paul Cyril Coke 29 December 1973 5 January 1975
37 11 "A Perfect Stranger" Jeremy Paul Christopher Hodson 5 January 1974 12 January 1975
38 12 "Distant Thunder" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 12 January 1974 19 January 1975
39 13 "The Sudden Storm" John Hawkesworth Bill Bain 19 January 1974 26 January 1975

Series Four (1974)[edit]

Series Four of Upstairs, Downstairs is set during the period of World War I (1914–18) and consists of 13 colour episodes.[35] This series won an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, and Gordon Jackson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley and Christopher Hodson received Emmy nominations for, respectively, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.[9]

#[35] Title[35] Writer(s)[35] Director[35] UK airdate[35] US airdate[35]
40 01 "A Patriotic Offering" Rosemary Anne Sisson Derek Bennett 14 September 1974 4 January 1976
41 02 "News from the Front" John Hawkesworth Derek Bennett 21 September 1974 11 January 1976
42 03 "The Beastly Hun" Jeremy Paul Bill Bain 28 September 1974 18 January 1976
43 04 "Women Shall Not Weep" Alfred Shaughnessy Christopher Hodson 5 October 1974 25 January 1976
44 05 "Tug of War" Rosemary Anne Sisson Derek Bennett 12 October 1974 1 February 1976
45 06 "Home Fires" Jeremy Paul Bill Bain 19 October 1974 8 February 1976
46 07 "If You Were the Only Girl in the World" John Hawkesworth Raymond Menmuir 26 October 1974 15 February 1976
47 08 "The Glorious Dead" Alfred Shaughnessy & Elizabeth Jane Howard Raymond Menmuir 2 November 1974 22 February 1976
48 09 "Another Year" Alfred Shaughnessy Cyril Coke 9 November 1974 29 February 1976
49 10 "The Hero's Farewell" Rosemary Anne Sisson Bill Bain 16 November 1974 7 March 1976
50 11 "Missing Believed Killed" Jeremy Paul Christopher Hodson 23 November 1974 14 March 1976
51 12 "Facing Fearful Odds" John Hawkesworth Raymond Menmuir 30 November 1974 21 March 1976
52 13 "Peace out of Pain" Alfred Shaughnessy Christopher Hodson 7 December 1974 28 March 1976

Series Five (1975)[edit]

The final series is set in the post-war period of 1919–30 and consists of 16 colour episodes.[6] Once again Upstairs, Downstairs won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series while Jacqueline Tong received a nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.[9] The series also received a Peabody Award for this season.[10]

#[6] Title[6] Writer[6] Director[6] UK airdate[6] US airdate[6]
53 01 "On With the Dance" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 7 September 1975 16 January 1977
54 02 "A Place in the World" Jeremy Paul Christopher Hodson 14 September 1975 23 January 1977
55 03 "Laugh a Little Louder Please" Rosemary Anne Sisson Derek Bennett 21 September 1975 30 January 1977
56 04 "The Joy Ride" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 28 September 1975 6 February 1977
57 05 "Wanted - A Good Home" John Hawkesworth Christopher Hodson 5 October 1975 13 February 1977
58 06 "An Old Flame" John Hawkesworth Derek Bennett 12 October 1975 20 February 1977
59 07 "Disillusion" Alfred Shaughnessy Bill Bain 19 October 1975 27 February 1977
60 08 "Such a Lovely Man" Rosemary Anne Sisson Christopher Hodson 26 October 1975 6 March 1977
61 09 "The Nine Days Wonder" Jeremy Paul Simon Langton 2 November 1975 13 March 1977
62 10 "The Understudy" Jeremy Paul James Ormerod 9 November 1975 20 March 1977
63 11 "Alberto" Alfred Shaughnessy Christopher Hodson 16 November 1975 27 March 1977
64 12 "Will Ye No Come Back Again" Rosemary Anne Sisson Bill Bain 23 November 1975 3 April 1977
65 13 "Joke Over" Rosemary Anne Sisson Bill Bain 30 November 1975 10 April 1977
66 14 "Noblesse Oblige" John Hawkesworth Cyril Coke 7 December 1975 17 April 1977
67 15 "All the King's Horses" Jeremy Paul Simon Langton 14 December 1975 24 April 1977
68 16 "Whither Shall I Wander?" John Hawkesworth Bill Bain 21 December 1975 1 May 1977

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Phillips, S. (2010). "Season One". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Phillips, S. (2010). "Introduction". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Phillips, S. (2010). "Season Two". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Phillips, S. (2010). "Thomas & Sarah". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Phillips, S. (2010). "Season Three". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Phillips, S. (2010). "Season Five". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "BAFTA Awards — Upstairs Downstairs". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.  (Page 1)
  8. ^ "BAFTA Awards — Upstairs Downstairs". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.  (Page 2)
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Emmy Awards — Upstairs Downstairs". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Peabody Winners" (pdf). Peabody Awards. 2010. p. 39. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "Award search — Upstairs, Downstairs". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Phillips, S. (2010). "Upstairs, Downstairs availability". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Series Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete First Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Series One". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  16. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Second Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Second Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  18. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Series Two". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Third Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  20. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Third Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  21. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Series Three". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  22. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Fourth Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  23. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Fourth Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  24. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Series Four". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  25. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Fifth Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  26. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — The Complete Fifth Season". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  27. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Series Four". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  28. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Complete Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  29. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Complete Series". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  30. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Complete Series". JB Hifi. 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  31. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs — Megaset". Amazon.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  32. ^ Runyon, Steve (2010). "Upstairs, Dowstairs". The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  33. ^ Phillips, S. (2010). "On Trail fact file". Upstairs, Downstairs. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  34. ^ "Upstairs, Downstairs". Emmy Awards. 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  35. ^ a b c d e f g Phillips, S. (2010). "Upstairs, Downstairs — Season Four". Retrieved 30 June 2010. 

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