Persie's suspicious behaviour puts Hallam's political career in danger. Lady Agnes discovers there's something wrong with her marriage. The looming war threatens the plans Harry and Beryl were making for their future.
While Hallam and Persie continue their illicit affair, Pritchard falls in love with a woman he meets during the preparations of the annual servants ball. Beryl and Harry prepare for a new life in America.moreless
Harry joins the local boxing league to make an impression on Beryl, but it turns out that Johnny is the one with talent. Lady Agnes' friendship with Caspar Landry puts a strain on her marriage.moreless
Two separate scandals threaten the family at 165 Eaton Place. To make matters worse, Lady Agnes gets into trouble with the Girls Friendly Society over her treatment of the younger maids.
Upstairs, Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry. Downstairs, Mrs Thackeray makes a momentous decision, which throws the running of the house into chaos. The events in Germany start to have an effect on the family.moreless
There are two new arrivals at 165 Eaton Place, one upstairs and one downstairs. The death of a pet leads to revelations about Mr Pritchard.
As Lady Agnes awaits the birth of her child, the rest of the family wonders what should be done with Lotte. When Lady Holland takes a drastic decision, Sir Hallam discovers a startling family secret. Lady Persie's flirtation with national socialism brings more embarrassment to Sir Hallam, just when he's trying help the Duke of Kent with the Royal Family's trouble: Mrs Simpson.moreless
The new parlour maid is a German refugee with some secrets. Lady Persie and Harry Spargo get involved with the British fascists and Lady Agnes still struggles with Lady Holland's habit of taking over her son's household and career.moreless
1936. A new family starts life at 165 Eaton Place. Rose Buck, now running an employment agency, helps Lady Agnes select a maid, a footman, a chauffeur and a cook.