Upstairs Downstairs

I was really pleased to discover from enchanted serenity of period films that Upstairs Downstairs is being done by the BBC next year. It will be set around 165 Eaton Place again with Jean Marsh playing the part of Rose as usual. She now has the position of housekeeper and the action takes place in 1936.

When I first heard about this I thought that they were going to do a straight remake, just casting different actors in the parts of Mrs. Bridges and Mr. Hudson and company, which I’m sure would have been disastrous, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Now I’m really looking forward to seeing the updated version, which should be very interesting given what was going on in the country at that time.

3 thoughts on “Upstairs Downstairs

  1. I’m v excited for this as well. I hadn’t heard that it was a continuation, though, but that pleases me as I like continuity more than remakes.

    • Yes. I agree and by 1936 Mr. Hudson and Mrs. Bridges would have been retired if not dead, so we shouldn’t have to put up with new actors taking over their roles. Should be good.

      • Yes I remember that they had an ‘understanding’. Lot’s of directions it could go off in. Really looking forward to it. We should have written a continuation ourselves. Would have been a laugh.

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