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Masterpiece Episode: "Upstairs Downstairs"

Season 41, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 3. The continuation of "Upstairs Downstairs" begins in 1936, six years after the classic 1970s' series left off, with Sir Hallam and Agnes Holland (Ed Stoppard, Keeley Hawes) moving into the Bellamy family's former residence, 165 Eaton Place. To staff the house, Agnes turns to a domestic employment agency run by Rose Buck (original series star Jean Marsh), who worked for the family as a parlor maid. The new staff is put to the test during a party that could end Hallam's career.
Original Air Date: Apr 10, 2011
Guest Cast Blake Ritson: Edward, Duke of Kent Neil Jackson: Harry Spargo Ellie Kendrick: Ivy Morris Adrian Scarborough: Mr. Pritchard Ed Stoppard: Sir Hallam Holland Claire Foy: Lady Persie Towyn Anne Reid: Mrs. Thackeray Keeley Hawes: Lady Agnes Holland Eileen Atkins: Maud, Lady Holland Anthony Calf: Anthony Eden Art Malik: Mr. Amanjit Jean Marsh: Rose Buck

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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