Season 42, Episode 19 Upstairs Downstairs: A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood

First Aired: October 21, 2012

Blanche reunites with a former lover who published a scandalous, thinly veiled novel about their affair; Beryl disrupts the running of the house; Lady Persie and Sir Hallam become closer after she shares a shocking secret with him.

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Ed Stoppard Sir Hallam Holland
Jean Marsh Mrs. Rose Buck
Neil Jackson Harry Spargo
Keeley Hawes Lady Agnes Holland
Anne Reid Mrs. Clarice Thackeray
Alex Kingston Dr. Blanche Mottershead
Art Malik Mr. Amanjit Singh
Peter Stark Friedrich Erlichman
Claire Foy Lady Persephone Towyn
Emilia Fox Lady Portia Alresford

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