Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs

1971 - 1975, Drama
The lives of the family and servants in a London townhouse.

Episode Guide

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Whither Shall I Wander? (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Whither Shall I Wander?

    After Richard is faced with retirement from public life and Georgina gets married, the servants realize they are nearing the end of an era.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - All the King's Horses (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    All the King's Horses

    The 1929 U.S. stock market crash affects the household's financial well-being, from master to servant.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Noblesse Oblige (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Noblesse Oblige

    The Marquis of Stockbridge (Anthony Andrews) ignores parental disapproval and asks Georgina to marry him.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Joke Over (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Joke Over

    Georgina's (Lesley-Anne Down) renewed associations with an irresponsible group of young socialites results in tragedy.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Will Ye No' Come Back Again? (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Will Ye No' Come Back Again?

    The servants cope with rustic conditions at a fishing lodge; James reveals feelings for Georgina.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Alberto (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:


    Georgina's friendship with a wild society girl leads to a row at a London film studio and a servant's resignation.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Understudy (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    The Understudy

    The Bellamys are about to have an important dinner party, and suddenly, Hudson is unable to take charge.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Nine Day Wonder (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Nine Day Wonder

    The chaos of the 1926 General Strike causes difficulty in maintaining discipline among the serving staff.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Such a Lovely Man (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Such a Lovely Man

    Virginia creates a dilemma for the Bellamys by accepting an invitation from a wealthy, influential man.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Disillusion (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:


    The household suspects the worst when Hudson is spotted at the Wembley Exhibition with a young woman.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - An Old Flame (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    An Old Flame

    Bored James faces scandal when he becomes involved with an old love now married to his best friend.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Wanted, a Good Home (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Wanted, a Good Home

    Virginia's son goes off to boarding school and her daughter acquires a governess and a puppy, which causes a major upset in the Bellamy household.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Joy Ride (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Joy Ride

    Anxiety grips the household when James and his attractive young stepmother fail to return from an airplane ride.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Laugh a Little Louder, Please (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Laugh a Little Louder, Please

    In keeping with the hysterical gaiety of the Roaring '20s, James and Georgina give a fancy-dress party -- which ends in tragedy.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Place in the World (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A Place in the World

    James, having been released from the army as an invalid, decides upon politics as a worthwhile occupation.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - On With the Dance (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    On With the Dance

    At the war's conclusion, family concerns focus upon Richard's future plans with his new wife, Virginia.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Peace Out of Pain (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Peace Out of Pain

    James goes to live at Somerby, once the estate of old friends, now a convalescent home for officers.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Facing Fearful Odds (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Facing Fearful Odds

    James recuperates at Eaton Place; Richard helps Virginia Hamilton's son in a court-martial proceeding.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Missing, Presumed Killed (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Missing, Presumed Killed

    The Bellamys await news of James, who was blown into a shell-crater and presumably captured by Germans.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Hero's Farewell (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Hero's Farewell

    Lady Prudence commandeers 165 Eaton Place in order to stage a tableau-matinee to benefit the Red Cross.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Another Year (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Another Year

    Daisy receives news of Edward; a young widow wants Richard's backing for an educational program for orphans.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Glorious Dead (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Glorious Dead

    Rose seeks news of missing Gregory from a spiritualist; Hazel's love for James rekindles when he returns.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - If You Were the Only Girl in the World (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    If You Were the Only Girl in the World

    Hazel enjoys the company of a wounded officer; Georgina and James spend time together when she is sent to a French field hospital.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Home Fires (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Home Fires

    Hazel and Lady Prudence disagree on holding a tea party; Australian Gregory Wilmot returns to London as a sergeant.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Tug of War (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Tug of War

    Georgina becomes unhappy with work at the hospital; Hazel influences an officer to have James reposted to the front.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Women Shall Not Weep (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Women Shall Not Weep

    Edward and Daisy are married, Georgina volunteers at a veterans hospital and Ruby announces that she is leaving the Bellamys.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Beastly Hun (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Beastly Hun

    Hudson becomes actively anti-German; Georgina tries to avoid sentimentality when saying goodbye to soldiers.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - News From the Front (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    News From the Front

    During a dinner, James describes the shortcomings of the British army; Edward and Daisy become engaged.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Patriotic Offering (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A Patriotic Offering

    The war in Europe becomes more real when the Bellamys take in Belgian refugees; Edward enlists in the army.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Sudden Storm (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Sudden Storm

    Impending war dims Georgina's first social season; Daisy and Edward plan their future; a suitor calls on Mrs. Bridges.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Distant Thunder (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Distant Thunder

    James' growing affection for Georgina and his criticism of Hazel's behavior put a strain on their marriage.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Perfect Stranger (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    A Perfect Stranger

    Rose meets cheerful Australian Gregory Wilmot, who asks her to marry him shortly after they begin dating.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - What the Footman Saw (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    What the Footman Saw

    A detective overhears Edward tell of seeing Lord Charles Seymour coming out of Lady Tewkesbury's room.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Goodwill to All Men (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Goodwill to All Men

    While the rest of the household enjoys Christmas celebrations, Georgina Worsley and her maid Daisy go on a charitable mission.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Bolter (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Bolter

    A guest accosts Hazel in her bedroom during a hunting weekend at Lord and Lady Newbury's country house.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Word of Honour (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Word of Honour

    Richard Bellamy stands on his honor when he is suspected of selling confidential parliamentary material.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Desirous of Change (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Desirous of Change

    A beautiful, penniless French countess and the new housemaid try to become the next Mrs. Richard Bellamy.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Rose's Pigeon (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Rose's Pigeon

    Rose agrees to shelter a former servant, unaware that he is wanted for the ax-murder of an elderly homosexual.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Family Secret (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    A Family Secret

    Lady Prudence visits the Bellamys often; a dark secret prompts Hazel to refuse James' proposal.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Change of Scene (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    A Change of Scene

    James spends a weekend at a country estate and meets an old friend; Hudson is offered a position at Somerby.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A House Divided (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A House Divided

    The Bellamys learn Lady Marjorie probably died in the Titanic disaster; James continues pursuing Miss Forrest.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Miss Forrest (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Miss Forrest

    Lady Marjorie prepares for a trip to New York, while Richard works on a biography of his father-in-law.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Family Gathering (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    A Family Gathering

    The Edwardian era ends with the death of the king, and the family wonders what the next reign will bring.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Wages of Sin (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Wages of Sin

    The Bellamys jump at the opportunity to be relieved of responsibility for Sarah when Watkins offers to marry her.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Fruits of Love (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Fruits of Love

    Lady Marjorie is shocked to learn the family may lose its home and that Elizabeth is scandalizing London.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Special Mischief (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    A Special Mischief

    Elizabeth holds a secret suffragette meeting at Eaton Place and enlists help in freeing Rose from prison.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Object of Value (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Object of Value

    The arrival of Lady Marjorie's mother and her companion and a missing diamond brooch cause a scandal below stairs.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Out of the Everywhere (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Out of the Everywhere

    The Bellamy's old family nanny arrives to care for Elizabeth's baby, and Sarah is appointed nursery maid.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Your Obedient Servant (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Your Obedient Servant

    Richard's jealous brother, Arthur, tells him he has evidence Hudson is leading a double life.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Property of a Lady (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Property of a Lady

    When letters written by Lady Marjorie fall into the wrong hands, the new chauffeur helps avoid a scandal.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Guest of Honour (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Guest of Honour

    The Bellamys try to entertain the King of England upstairs while Sarah delivers their grandchild below.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Whom God Hath Joined (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Whom God Hath Joined

    News that Elizabeth is pregnant by another man shatters the Bellamys' plan to have her marriage annulled.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Married Love (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Married Love

    Laurence asks a friend to help save his marriage when he sees that it is threatened by his own inadequacies.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Pair of Exiles (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    A Pair of Exiles

    When James confesses that Sarah is pregnant by him, the Bellamys agree to take responsibility for her.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The New Man (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The New Man

    Newlyweds Elizabeth and Laurence set up housekeeping in Greenwich, where jealous Elizabeth lashes out at Rose.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - For the Love of Love (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    For the Love of Love

    Elizabeth wants to move in with Lawrence but not get married, but Lawrence persuades her to go through with a wedding.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Key of the Door (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Key of the Door

    Rebellious Elizabeth's family and servants disapprove of her new group of socialist acquaintances.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Swedish Tiger (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Swedish Tiger

    An unscrupulous valet uses Sarah as a pawn in a scheme to steal valuable figurines from the Bellamys.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Voice From the Past (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Voice From the Past

    The Bellamys rescue Sarah from a soup kitchen and bring her back to Eaton Place, where Rose snubs her.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Why Is Her Door Locked? (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Why Is Her Door Locked?

    Shortly after the servants note her strange behavior, Mrs. Bridges is arrested for kidnapping a baby.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - I Dies From Love (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    I Dies From Love

    Mrs. Van Groeben forbids romance between her footman, William, and Lady Marjorie's kitchenmaid, Emily.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Magic Casements (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Magic Casements

    Richard and the servants suspect Lady Marjorie of having an affair with dashing young Capt. Charles Hammond.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Cry for Help (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    A Cry for Help

    Richard is blackmailed when he demands justice from the unscrupulous seducer of pregnant housemaid Mary.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - A Suitable Marriage (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Suitable Marriage

    A homosexual German spy staying with the Bellamys romances Elizabeth as a cover for his true interests.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Path of Duty (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Path of Duty

    Elizabeth, newly graduated from a German finishing school, finds English society and duties unbearable.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - Board Wages (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Board Wages

    A wild party ensues when Rose, Sarah and Alfred are left home alone at the Bellamys to clean the house.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - The Mistress and the Maids (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Mistress and the Maids

    An artist painting Lady Marjorie's portrait scandalizes the Bellamys with a painting of Rose and Sarah.

  • Upstairs, Downstairs - On Trial (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    On Trial

    The servants put uppity newcomer Sarah to the test when she joins the downstairs ranks at Eaton Place.