Return to "Upstairs, Downstairs" with this lovingly made sequel. The year is 1936, and the Bellamys, who lived at Eaton Place have long since moved on. But when the Hallam family move in, they unexpectedly form a link with the old in Rose, the maid who tended to the original family. Jean Marsh returns in the role she played from 1971 to 1975 in the original series, helping to shepherd a new family and their servants through all their life crises. Ed Stoppard, Keeley Hawes and Eileen Atkins star in this fascinating sequel created by the BBC and Masterpiece Theatre and presented on 2 discs.
One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast and sumptuous production values. It's 1936, and six years since parlor maid Rose left 165 Eaton Place, fate brings her back, as housekeeper to it's new owners: Sir Hallam and his wife Lady Agnes, and Maud, Lady Holland, his mother. Rose soon finds she has her work cut out as she recruits a new downstairs family to help run the elegance and finery of the upstairs world. Both upstairs and downstairs, it soon becomes apparent there lies a labyrinth of secrets, lies and scandal. Set against the historical backdrop of a Britain with a new King, with sexual, social and political tensions, this new series provides an evolving take on the master-servant relationship.