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  • Published: [New York] : A&E Home Video : distributed by New Video, 2001, c1971.
  • Year Published: 1971
  • Edition: Special collector's ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (204 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0767038339 :
  • 0767038320 (set)
  • 733961702613


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Upstairs, downstairs. Volume 1 The complete 1st season.

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Originally produced for television in 1971.

On trial -- The mistress and the maids -- Board wages -- The path of duty.

Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins, Hannah Gordon, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Simon Williams.

On trial: Sarah, a new maid, is put "on trial" after being caught stealing. The mistress and the maids: Scandal ensues when an artist hired to paint a portrait of Lady Marjorie also reveals a portrait of two half-naked maids from the Bellamy household. Board wages: While the family and senior servants are away on summer vacation, James Bellamy returns unexpectedly to discover the remaining staff dressed like the Bellamys and having a party. The path of duty: Elizabeth returns from Dresden with a newfound contempt for London society.

DVD; Dolby digital stereo.

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An Old Friend

The recent short series made me curious about the originals, of which I had seen a few scattered episodes in re-runs so I started at the beginning. I hadn't remembered how well-written and well-acted and entertaining this series was.

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