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Upstairs, Downstairs: Series 3

Upstairs, Downstairs: Series 3

Upstairs: the wealthy, aristocratic Bellamys. Downstairs: their loyal and lively servants. For nearly 30 years, they share a fashionable London townhouse, surviving social change, scandals, and the horrors of the First...more.
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Overview
Upstairs: the wealthy, aristocratic Bellamys. Downstairs: their loyal and lively servants. For nearly 30 years, they share a fashionable London townhouse, surviving social change, scandals, and the horrors of the First World War. The most popular British drama series in TV history won 7 Emmys®, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and A&E, it's "great fun and marvelous television"--New York Times. 13 episodes, approx. 663 minutes, 4 DVDs, SDH.
Episodes
Discs 9-12 of The 40th Anniversary Collection: Series Three

Disc 9
Episode 1: Miss Forrest
Sir Richard has hired a secretary, Hazel Forrest, who catches James's eye. Lady Marjorie plans to visit Elizabeth in America and books passage on the Titanic.

Episode 2: A House Divided
A survivor of the Titanic disaster, Lady Marjorie's maid returns to Eaton Place. Hazel assumes some of Lady Marjorie's former duties, incurring the wrath of upstairs and downstairs.

Episode 3: A Change of Scene
Hudson accompanies James to a weekend party at a lavish country estate. While there, James renews his acquaintance with an old girlfriend, Lady Diana, and Hudson considers a job offer.

Episode 4: A Family Secret
It's been six months since Lady Marjorie's death, and Lady Prudence thinks Sir Richard should remarry. James also feels in the marrying mood and proposes to Hazel.

Disc 10
Episode 5: Rose's Pigeon
When a former servant of the Bellamys appears at the back door, shabby and starving, Rose gives him food and shelter. Her kindness puts the entire household in grave danger.

Episode 6: Desirous of Change
A widowed foreign countess wrangles an invitation to dinner, and Sir Richard smiles for the first time since Lady Marjorie's death. A new housemaid has romantic fantasies of her own.

Episode 7: Word of Honour
When Sir Richard unwittingly acts on an insider's stock tip, he jeopardizes his political career. His daughter-in-law, Hazel, helps to clear his name but undermines his word as a gentleman.

Disc 11
Episode 8: The Bolter
James takes Hazel to the country for a fox-hunting weekend. In her first real encounter with the upper crust, a practical joke puts her life in danger and her marriage at risk.

Episode 9: Goodwill to All Men
Sir Richard's new ward, Georgina, and new parlor maid, Daisy, try to bring Yuletide cheer to Daisy's impoverished family. Georgina is shocked by the squalor of their lives.

Episode 10: What the Footman Saw
Loose lips cause problems when the Bellamys' footman, Edward, gossips at a pub. His drunken talk of hanky-panky at a house party makes him a key witness in a messy divorce.

Disc 12
Episode 11: A Perfect Stranger
A chance encounter with an Australian sheep farmer leads to first love for Rose. Will she marry Gregory Wilmot? Her friends are skeptical of their whirlwind romance.

Episode 12: Distant Thunder
When Hazel suffers a miscarriage, a callous James consoles himself by escorting Georgina to a ball. Tensions mount upstairs and downstairs in the Bellamy household.

Episode 13: The Sudden Storm
As war looms, Hazel treats the servants to a holiday. James is recalled by the army, Mrs. Bridges receives a proposal, and Hazel tells Sir Richard that her marriage was a mistake.
DVD Extras
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 3
  • Episode commentaries
  • Russell Harty Plus with Gordon Jackson
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 663 minutes, plus over 6 hours of new bonus programming
Format: Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs: 4
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (Some bonus programming 16:9)
Rating: NR
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.
Press
"Extraordinary"--The New York Times

"Great fun and marvelous television"--The New York Times

"One of the brightest gems ever to come over the ocean from the British"--The Washington Post

"Charmingly seductive"--The New York Times

"Ingeniously clever"--The New York Times

"Delightful"--The New York Times
Awards
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1976)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actor (Gordon Jackson, 1975)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1975)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Series/Serial (1974)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Pauline Collins, 1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1973)

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Drama Production (1972)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1977)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jacqueline Tong, 1977)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Limited Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Series (Gordon Jackson, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Jean Marsh, 1976)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1976)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Angela Baddeley, 1975)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (two, 1975)

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Drama Series (1974)

Emmy Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Marsh, 1974)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Series - Drama (1978)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress - Drama (Jean Marsh, 1978)

Golden Globe Award Winner for Best TV Show - Drama (1975)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best TV Actress - Drama (Jean Marsh, 1975)

Peabody Award Winner (1978)

Royal Television Society Television Award Winner for Best Performance (Gordon Jackson, 1975)
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