The Other I

July 25, 2010

Recreational Break

Filed under: Just Stuff,The English — theotheri @ 9:52 pm

I’ve just read that the BBC in partnership with Masterpiece Theatre in the US are making another series of Upstairs Downstairs.  In the 1970’s, it was one of those series that kept us home on Sunday nights.

The original series ended with the beginning of the First World War in 1914.  The second series begins in 1936.  It’s set in the same house, and Jean Marsh (the parlour maid called “Rose” in Series I) has now been promoted to housekeeper.

Series II is being filmed this fall, and scheduled to be shown some time next year.

I hope I like it.  Mostly these days we turn the television off before a program ends.  Well, that’s when we’ve bothered to turn it on.

In general, I’d rather read a book.  Either I’ve changed or television programming isn’t what it used to be.  I think I’m getting old.



  1. That was a great series. I missed a lot of it because I was “working” to “get ahead,” so I would have been O.K. with reruns, but this sounds like it might fill the bill. hanks for the heads up.


    Comment by Graham — July 27, 2010 @ 11:26 am | Reply

    • Ooooooops. “Thanks”


      Comment by Graham — July 27, 2010 @ 11:27 am | Reply

      • Tad – Thank you for the comment. Well, comments. Isn’t it annoying when you can’t correct a comment you’ve already posted on somebody else’s blog? For a dyslexic like me, it’s a recurring frustration. (At least dyslexia is the excuse I’ve made up; the alternative is carelessness.)

        I’ll let you know when *Upstairs Downstairs* is showing. But you will probably know as fast as I do, since it’s scheduled to be shown both here and there at the same time.


        Comment by theotheri — July 27, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

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