Monday, April 4, 2011

Upstairs Downstairs Premieres April 10

As some of you know I am a huge fan of BBC movies and programming, before I was born a large part of my family lived in London for almost 20 years, and I have always heard the many stories or life abroad. Needless to say I was very intrigued from an early age, which developed a love of all things British, including British TV and cinema. My family always talked about the shows they enjoyed while being there such as: some mothers do have em and all the monty python series.

We have always watched Msaterpiece Theatre, but lately they have been turning out some real gems, like Downton Abbey and now Upstairs Downstairs there latest series. If any of you are familiar with the movie Gosford Park and you enjoyed it, you are going to love Upstairs Downstairs!

Synopsis and plot below:

"When the master of 165 Eaton Street, Sir Hallam Holland, carries his wife across the threshold of their new home, Lady Agnes exclaims with pleasure, "What a ghastly old mausoleum!" Neglect has strewn cobwebs everywhere and furred the surfaces with dust. But with a sumptuous renovation and the help of the indomitable housekeeper Rose Buck (Jean Marsh), the iconic address so beloved in the original series Upstairs Downstairs is soon restored to its former glory.

It's 1936, a tumultuous time in Britain, and within the walls of 165 Eaton Place, characters from an orphanage, a damp Welsh castle, the heart of the British Raj and elsewhere together will face a changing world, not just upstairs and downstairs, but side by side. Written by Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Madame Bovary), Upstairs Downstairs stars co-creators of the original series Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins (Cranford, Bertie and Elizabeth). Also starring are Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Keeley Hawes (Wives and Daughters), and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit)."

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Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

I did not know that about you! I love the BBC--especially watching the world news. We're too fluffy here in the US. I also love BBC tv. Started watching when I was Are You Being Served? and Keeping Up Appearances (every Sat night on PBS).

paintedpreppy said...

Me too, Hyacinth Bouquet (bucket)just cracks me up!

The BBC rocks!

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