Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2Closed Captioning
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Set in the year preceding World War Two, 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors and welcomes viewers back into the enthralling lives of its inhabitants, both upstairs and down. Now a well established and thriving household in the heart of London, life in Eaton Place has moved on; Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam’s family is complete with the addition of two small children and London has settled into an uneasy peace with an apparent aversion to war. With both upstairs and downstairs harbouring life-changing secrets and the menace of war creeping even closer, the smooth running of Eaton Place threatens to come crashing to a shattering halt. However, as romance, heartbreak and secrets engulf the household, its inhabitants discover that the real threat is much closer to home.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoA Far Away Country About Which We Know Nothing||As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. But whilst Sir Hallam's forthright aunt Blanche disrupts life upstairs, feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes' concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr Pritchard. Sir Hallam's preoccupation with burgeoning Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting with an unexpected face unlocks a hidden desire within.||59:31||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Love That Pays the Price||Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry but, as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams - and a close family member - in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs Thackeray makes a momentous decision, which throws the running of the house into chaos. Blanche and Mr Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences.||58:33||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoA Perfect Specimen of Womanhood||Blanche comes face to face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published and, when the passion between the pair reignites, begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl's decision to take a stand causes serious ructions to the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair get ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life changing decision about her future.||59:31||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoAll the Things You Are||Harry's desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws ever closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as she and Sir Hallam drift further apart, Lady Agnes is reacquainted with a familiar face who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; and Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision which will change his life forever.||59:32||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Last Waltz||As 165 Eaton Place prepares for the Annual Servant's Ball, Mr Pritchard enjoys a romance with fellow servant Miss Whisset, and starts to wonder if there's more to life than service. With war looming, Harry has a proposition for Beryl, however a shock revelation threatens to thwart their plans. Meanwhile, as Lady Persie and Sir Hallam continue their dangerous affair, Sir Hallam is about to discover just how destructive his actions have been...||59:02||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoSomewhere Over the Rainbow||On the eve of war, Beryl and Harry face a race against time to get married. Meanwhile, Mr Pritchard makes a decision which throws the running of 165 into chaos until an old face lends a helping hand. And as Lady Agnes returns to London, a dark discovery has explosive consequences for all inside Eaton Place and changes the landscape forever...||58:30||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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I think its possibly on par with Downton Abbey this year.
When it was released at Christmas 2010, I said to myself 'I have to watch this'....
It didnt let me down and infact, it was highly enjoyable however I couldnt think of it as anywhere near as good as its closest competitor; Downton Abbey however this year it has really pulled it out of the bag!
The show is just amazing, it has a fantastic cast, really good story lines and is set in the 1930's - What could be better then that?
The show has sort of jumped ahead a little from the last series and I'm still unsure of what happened to some of the characters in the last season but its only on its third episode however I will just say...
iTunes! UPLOAD THE DAMN EPISODES QUICKER! I HAD TO WAIT FOR WEEKS FOR THE FIRST TWO EPISODES!! And where is episode 3??
Anyway - Highly reccomended.
Alex Kingston and Keeley Hawes = PERFECTION!
I'm a huge fan of the series, but even I will admit that the first series of this drama (which was shown during a three day period at Christmas 2010) lacked character depth and an interesting storyline. Although that was probably due to the fact that they only had three episodes to develop a rather large group of characters and there just wasn't enough time to do so. However this series has been utterly amazing from the very first episode and the addition of Alex Kingston as Blanche Mottershead was the perfect idea from the casting department. Keeley Hawes and Alex Kingston may be my all time favourite actors, but even in my un-biased opinion, they're characters are clearly the most interesting in the whole show (along with Mr. Pritchard of course) - I just wish people would give this show a chance and stop comparing it to Downton. It's nothing like Downton and in my opinion is actually much better :)
Absolutly amazing !
It's an utterly fantastic portrayal of 1930s pre-war life !