Skadinavian Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: Subtitles: Danish. Following its television debut in 1971, Upstairs Downstairs quickly became one of television's most enduring achievements. Over five brilliant seasons, millions of enthralled viewers made 165 Eaton Place their home away from home. Upstairs, the Bellamy family negotiated the scandals and successes of the English aristocracy, while downstairs, their loyal staff took a much livelier approach facing the challenges of their own lives. Together, their stories made TV magic.