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The Edwardian Country House 

21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...
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Tristan Aldrich Tristan Aldrich ...  Tristan / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Avril Anson Avril Anson ...  Herself / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Ellen Beard Ellen Beard ...  Ellen / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Charlie Clay Charlie Clay ...  Charlie / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Rob Daly Rob Daly ...  Rob / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Jean Davies Jean Davies ...  Mrs. Davies / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Antonia Dawson Antonia Dawson ...  Antonia / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Denis Dubiard Denis Dubiard ...  Monsier Dubiard / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Hugh Edgar Hugh Edgar ...  Mr. Edgar / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Derek Jacobi ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2002
Anna Olliff-Cooper Anna Olliff-Cooper ...  Lady Olliff-Cooper / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Guy Olliff-Cooper Guy Olliff-Cooper ...  Master Guy / ... 6 episodes, 2002
John Olliff-Cooper John Olliff-Cooper ...  Sir John / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Erika Ravitz Erika Ravitz ...  Erika / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Jessica Rawlinson Jessica Rawlinson ...  Jess / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Ken Skelton Ken Skelton ...  Kenny / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Rebecca Smith Rebecca Smith ...  Becky / ... 6 episodes, 2002
Reji Raj Reji Raj ...  Mr. Raj-Singh / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Eva Morrison Eva Morrison ...  Miss Morrison / ... 4 episodes, 2002
Jonty Olliff-Cooper Jonty Olliff-Cooper ...  Eldest Son / ... 4 episodes, 2002
Lucy Garside Lucy Garside ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2002
Eva Morisson Eva Morisson ...  Lady's Maid 2 episodes, 2002
Kelly Squires Kelly Squires ...  Kelly 2 episodes, 2002
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21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...

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There's a Place for Everyone ... And Everyone Better Know Their Place.


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English

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23 April 2002 (UK) See more »

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Manor House See more »

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(6 episodes)

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[regarding Edwardian society]
Mister Edgar - the Butler: Without truth, society is sick, and it can't really survive. And it was swept away.
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Referenced in Upstairs Downstairs: The Ladybird (2010) See more »

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Great television that shows not all reality tv has to suck
3 May 2003 | by SabalonSee all my reviews

I have never watched any of the crop of "reality" tv shows because none of them seem realistic, or worth watching. This show (called Manor House on PBS in the US) was some of the more entertaining 6 hours of TV I've seen in a while. The idea is to try and take modern people and have them live as they did in the start of the 20th century - the family in the house, and their servants. Since they didn't really want to replace people mid-show, some of the strict rules of conduct of that period were not as enforced as strongly as they would have been - ie. people didn't get sacked when they should have.

The show gave an insight as to how appreciative the "servants" are of the way society changed in the 20th century...especially two of the cast members who had relatives who were in service like this.

My only real complaint was that they seemed to repeat things from episode to episode to make sure you understood something. Watching the whole thing over three nights made this redundant commentary annoying. I would have prefered to have seen more interaction between the family and the head servants, and between the servants than the constant voice over about the duties and shots of people working.

Watching this also changes the way you watch Gosford Park.


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