When the original Upstairs, Downstairs ended in 1975, the world wanted more. Starring reallife couple John Alderton (Little Dorrit, Calendar Girls) and Oscar® nominee Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine), seen on public television, Thomas & Sarah reunited fans with two of the series' most colorful characters: the wily chauffeur and the sassy Cockney parlor maid. No longer in service, they embark on adventures of smuggling, matchmaking, cons, and the ups and downs of their own star-crossed romance. 13 episodes, 11 hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH.
Episode 1: Birds of a Feather
Sarah is comfortably settled in with Mrs. Laughton, a wealthy invalid, in a small village in Surrey. The sudden appearance of a fast-moving car changes everything.
Episode 2: The Silver Ghost
When the Bellamys send their Rolls Royce to the Watkins garage to be readied for sale, Thomas becomes involved in a dangerous smuggling operation involving stolen property.
Episode 3: The Biters Bit
Mistaken for members of the aristocracy, Thomas and Sarah are invited to a posh house party. When the hostess, Filly Pomeroy, recognizes them, she sets her sights on Thomas.
Episode 4: The Vanishing Lady
Sarah returns to the theatre, but Thomas tracks her down. They buy a magic trick from an elderly conjurer, hoping this will be their ticket to riches. As usual, nothing goes right.
Episode 5: Made in Heaven
Thomas is hired as caretaker for an empty but elegant house. He's not allowed visitors, but Sarah moves in, and soon they are running a successful dating business.
Episode 6: Alma Mater
Both Thomas and Sarah get jobs at a pricey boarding school. After learning that the headmaster is swindling the boys' parents, they decide to expose the scandal.
Episode 7: A Day at the Metropole
Thomas and Sarah travel to Brighton, where Thomas uses his mechanical skills to help a wealthy motoring enthusiast win a wager. Sarah encounters an acquaintance from her music-hall days.
Episode 8: The Poor Young Widow of Peckham
After Thomas photographs Sarah in the rain for a newspaper competition, he is felled by pneumonia. A small inheritance comes in the nick of time, but not before Sarah takes a side job.
Episode 9: There Is a Happy Land
Flush with cash from a shady deal, Thomas decides to immigrate to America, his lifelong dream. But Sarah has news that alters his plans. What will Thomas do when he learns the truth?
Episode 10: Return to Gethyn
When Thomas and Sarah visit his long-lost family in rural Wales, they are coolly received. Sarah discovers a shocking secret about Thomas's past and solves a mystery.
Episode 11: Putting on the Ritz
Dressed in their finest, complete with aliases, Thomas ("Reece-Watkins") and Sarah ("Contesse de Peru") go to the Ritz to mingle with the rich. But who's conning whom?
Episode 12: The New Rich
Luck brings Thomas and Sarah to a sumptuous townhouse on Hyde Park Square with servants, including a very proper butler. But Sarah wants to be even richer.
Episode 13: Love into Three Won't Go
Forced to return to service, Thomas and Sarah are engaged by the reclusive and haunted Richard De Brassey. Sarah, still unmarried, falls in love.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 653 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio's ability to correct from the original materials.