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Set in 1936, Upstairs Downstairs follows the antics in the sumptuous home of the Hallam family. Set against a backdrop of the path to World War II, the programme then explores the differing lines of the rich family upstairs, and the servants who work below. And this provides a platform for all sorts of scandal and secrets, which keep the drama bubbling along nicely.
The new cast clearly have a ball with the material. Among the residents in this new version of show are Keeley Hawes, Anne Reid and Claire Foy. Plus there’s the added bonus of the return of the wonderful Jean Marsh, one of the brains and stars behind the original run.
The shift in time from the original Upstairs Downstairs, meanwhile, is of great benefit to this show, and it moves it along from being a straight remake. Instead, the new Upstairs Downstairs more than holds it own, and while it’s inevitably in a head-to-head fight with ITV’s Downton Abbey, there’s more than enough here to ensure the show is worthwhile in its own right. More, please. --Jon Foster --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
Very disappointed this is black and white version, when the series was re-released in colourPublished 4 days ago by Jeanjeanie
I adore this remake of it, brilliant acting!!! just as good as the original if not better!!Published 6 days ago by lily munster
Brings back memories. I love this series even now 30 odd years after it was first televised. As watchable now as it was then.Published 13 days ago by Red Tracey
Very disappointed that this is a black and white version. Did not bother to preview it as I assumed it would be colour - they are repeating all the series on ITV Encore at the... Read morePublished 18 days ago by A K Thornewell
Love the tv show. I am a big fan of period drama and this kept me entertained throughout.Published 1 month ago by Miss Beckova
I was expecting something of a higher quality, not only in the technical filming, but also in the script; I'm afraid i have been spoilt by DowntonAbbey, and this series seemed so... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MS F. O. GARNETT
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