When I heard that PBS was broadcasting a sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs I got all excited. Long, long ago it was sort of a ritual at my house to watch the latest installment of the British television series every Sunday. Upstairs, Downstairs was a guilty pleasure, an upscale soap opera about an Edwardian aristocratic family (upstairs) and the people who served them, (downstairs) . It lasted so long, five seasons, I lost track of the story line because I went off to college. But the earlier episodes I watched after dinner with my mother and sisters. The sequel looks promising. It covers the same eventful period of time as The King’s Speech. I’ve already put my family on notice that the television will be tuned to PBS this Sunday evening. Here’s a peak….

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