Upstairs Downstairs was a concept by two actress close friends originally, Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, for a humor called Behind the Green Baize Door. It could concentrate on two house cleaners, performed by Atkins and Marsh, in a big country home in the Victorian period. They added a family group upstairs soon, as Marsh recognized "Servants need to serve someone". In summer 1969, they took this simple idea to Sagitta Productions, which was run by John and Hawkesworth Whitney. You will be happy with such great TV show especially if you prefer interesting drama TV series with good plot and original sense of humor. Buy Upstairs Downstairs complete DVD collection and you will be in love with this wonderful TV show.
They removed the humor element soon, changed the placing to a big townhouse in Edwardian London and the name became Below Stairs. It had been offered to Granada TV in Manchester first, but they declined because they had an interval drama already, called A FAMILY GROUP at War, about to start. Nevertheless, Stella Richman, the Controller of Programmed at London Weekend TV, saw potential, in April 1970 and, the first series was commissioned. Buy Upstairs Downstairs whole TV show that will show you complicated relationships between people from different social groups, material status and worldview.
Characters were developed then, however when Alfred Shaughnessy, a vintage friend of John Hawkesworth, was called in while script editor, he changed a lot of the detail to help make the heroes more realistic. Honor Blackman was short-outlined for the part of Woman Marjorie and George Cole for that of the butler, Hudson. Eileen Atkins, who was simply to play the additional maid reverse Jean Marsh, was playing Queen Victoria in a stage show at that time, so Pauline Collins required the part, and Gordon Jackson was provided the part of Hudson after it had been determined that Londoner George Cole wouldn't normally be suitable to perform a Scotsman. Buy Upstairs Downstairs complete TV series and you will love this wonderful and little bit strange DVD collection.
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