Upstairs Downstairs 5 - The Complete Fifth Series (Region 2) (Import)
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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. Universally recognized as one of the most successful and important shows in television history, the landmark series Upstairs Downstairs received 9 Emmys , a Golden Globe and a Peabody , among numerous other awards. Its popular spin-off Thomas & Sarah followed the delightful up-and-down adventures of two former Bellamy employees as they made a go of it on their own in pursuit of extravagant dreams.
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The extras were a bit hit and miss, they hadn't read the scripts for the voice overs had they? But interesting to see them as they are now.
For get the latter. The original is one of television's all-time pinnacles and sits alongside I Claudius, The Sopranos and Brideshead Revisited.
In series 5 you have 16 1 hour plays picking up life in Britiain post World War 1. The ghost of war, the aimlessness of the bright young things, the sense of betrayal between the social classes, the seeping decline of the aristocracy and a gradual shift in social expectations are all thoughtfully explored through the eyes of a Tory politician's aristocratic family and their house servants. Mesmerising performances all round, crisp direction and stunning production raise this series to the very highest levels of TV drama.
The DVD set is excellent quality with interesting bonus features.
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A classic series which is just as watchable today as it was 40 years ago.Published 25 days ago by Mrs B
Great to be able to visit 165 Eaton Place again. It was direct purchase to my TV and have watched the whole series.Published 19 months ago by Smiling Bear
Old-fashioned serial with an image quality that also dates but still pleasant to watch by old retired people like us.Published on 26 Dec. 2012 by Asperule