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Upstairs, Downstairs: Series 4

Upstairs, Downstairs: Series 4

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. 659 minutes, 4 DVDs, SDH.
Episodes
Discs 13-16 of The 40th Anniversary Collection
Series Four


Disc 13
Episode 1: A Patriotic Offering
1914: War has begun. James fights in the trenches of France, Edward feels pressure to enlist, the servants draw the curtains tight, and Hazel takes in a family of refugees.

Episode 2: News from the Front
On leave from the Western Front, James carelessly complains about shortages and is drawn into a political intrigue. Daisy and Edward announce their engagement.

Episode 3: The Beastly Hun
The sinking of the Lusitania fuels anti-German sentiments. The servants are forced to examine their feelings when a local tradesman's store is burned and his family beaten.

Episode 4: Women Shall Not Weep
Edward and Daisy marry. Georgina trains as a volunteer nurse, and kitchen maid Ruby takes a job at a munitions plant. James is unhappy with his posting as a staff officer.

Disc 14
Episode 5: Tug of War
James longs to rejoin his regiment along the Western Front, and Hazel pulls some strings. Rose becomes a bus conductor, and Georgina finds nursing less glamorous than she expected.

Episode 6: Home Fires
Rose is reunited with the Australian Gregory Wilmot, now an Anzac sergeant. Lady Prudence wants Hazel to host a tea party for wounded officers. Hazel says no, but Hudson says yes.

Episode 7: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
At the tea party for wounded officers, Hazel feels drawn to Jack Dyson, a shy young pilot. Rose and Daisy await news about their soldier sweethearts, while James and Georgina meet in France.

Episode 8: The Glorious Dead
Eaton Place is rocked by tragedy: Rose's fiance has been killed in battle, and pilot Jack Dyson is dead. James comes home on leave and takes a walk in the park with Hazel.

Disc 15
Episode 9: Another Year
Ruby and Edward return to Eaton Place, the latter suffering from a severe case of shell shock. Sir Richard tries to help him and also gets appointed Viscount Bellamy of Haversham.

Episode 10: The Hero's Farewell
Lady Prudence commandeers the Bellamys' drawing room for a charity matinee, but her plans are disrupted when a bomb falls nearby. A telegram brings bad news about James.

Episode 11: Missing Believed Killed
Is James alive or dead? A message arrives from the military hospital where Georgina is working. Hazel and Lord Richard travel to France to bring their wounded loved one home.

Disc 16
Episode 12: Facing Fearful Odds
When young widow Virginia Hamilton learns that her son is to be court-martialed, she asks Lord Richard for help. Edward goes into hiding to avoid being sent back to France.

Episode 13: Peace out of Pain
Lord Richard proposes to Virginia Hamilton. James is sullen and difficult, especially with Hazel. London rejoices when the armistice is declared, but Eaton Place experiences one more tragedy.
DVD Extras
  • Documentary: The Making of Upstairs, Downstairs, Part 4
  • Episode commentaries
  • Russell Harty Plus with Jean Marsh and Angela Baddeley
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 659 minutes, plus over 4 hours of new bonus programming
Format: Full screen (Some bonus programming Widescreen)
Number of discs: 21
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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