Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2 (1972-1973)

Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2

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The second season of the acclaimed British dramatic series "Upstairs Downstairs" , deals with the disintegration of the class structure in Edwardian England played out in the microcosm of the Bellamy household in London. Lawrence and Elizabeth return from their honeymoon, with their marriage already on the rocks. James' affair with Sarah the maid is exposed when she falls pregnant. Meanwhile Lady Marjorie has to contend with a blackmailer, and turns to her chauffer Thomas for help.

Network: PBS

Cast

David Langton
David Langton
as Richard Bellamy
Jean Marsh
Jean Marsh
as Rose
Charles Gray
Charles Gray
as Partridge
Donald Burton
Donald Burton
as Julius Karekin
Angela Baddeley
Angela Baddeley
as Mrs. Bridges
Patsy Smart
Patsy Smart
as Roberts
Nicola Pagett
Nicola Pagett
as Elizabeth Bellamy Ki...
Dorothy Frere
Dorothy Frere
as Mrs. Fellowes
Perry Desmmond
Perry Desmmond
as Michael Dooley
Simon Williams
Simon Williams
as James Bellamy
Ian Ogilvy
Ian Ogilvy
as Lawrence Kirbridge
Lockwood West
Lockwood West
as King Edward
John Alderton
John Alderton
as Thomas Watkins
Raymond Huntley
Raymond Huntley
as Sir Geoffrey Dillon
Rachel Gurney
Rachel Gurney
as Lady Marjorie Bellam...
Cathleen Nesbitt
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Lady Southwold
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Critic Reviews for Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

The show careens from black humor to near tragedy and then back again. It's a hard tone to master and not always maintained but preferable to the sugar-swathed world of Downton.

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
Boston Herald

Could it be that the makers suspected in advance that the show would not survive a second season on the BBC and, accordingly, threw the new episodes together while packing up their offices?

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Even if "Upstairs" doesn't quite rise to public TV's top tier, it's indicative of a service that clearly and happily has upped its game.

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
Variety
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This second season of the show's reincarnation turns out to be markedly more entertaining than the first. It's got a better, more engaging story and just generally has its rhythm back.

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
New York Daily News
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Frankly, it's a dispiriting season and I won't miss the show nearly as much as I'll miss Blake Ritson's charming turn as Sir Hallam's royal friend, the Duke of Kent.

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
Philadelphia Daily News

No sooner has "Upstairs" veered toward farce than it redeems itself, again and again.

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
Wall Street Journal
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