Upstairs, Downstairs

Season 3 Episode 7

Word of Honour

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Aired Unknown Dec 08, 1973 on ITV
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Richard Bellamy acts on a stock-market tip that he received from a friend. When his shares soar due to the award of a government contract, he is accused of misuse of his parliamentary position. Suspicion is increased because his sense of honour prevents him from revealing the source of the tip. Although he is saved by Hazel and the ever-dependable Hudson, Richard regards their interference as unacceptable.moreless

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  • The battle of the classes.

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    Richard Bellamy has always been a favourite character of mine on this show. He is clearly part of the upper class set, although it is mentioned a few times that his background is quite humble. In his contacts with the servants he often showed his softer side, to the annoyance of his son James who was obviously 100% upper class, influenced as he was by his titled mother.



    In this episode, however, Richard clearly behaves like a 'gentleman', refusing to break his word after having been accused of insider trading. To the modern viewer this might seem quaint, but is made believable by great writing . Hazel's middle class down-to-earth attitude finally clashes with Richard's moral high ground and that's what makes the episode very interesting. Socially Hazel is closer to Richard than to her husband, and the unresolved argument between them at the end of the episode, is therefore quite painful.moreless
Jean Marsh

Jean Marsh

Rose Buck, housemaid

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

Mr. Angus Hudson, Butler

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Captain/Major James Bellamy

David Langton

David Langton

Richard Bellamy

Meg Wynn Owen

Meg Wynn Owen

Hazel Forrest Bellamy

Angela Baddeley

Angela Baddeley

Mrs. Kate Bridges, cook

John Horsley

John Horsley

Jack Chalinor

Guest Star

Edward Palmer

Edward Palmer

Bunting

Guest Star

Peter Cellier

Peter Cellier

Henry Pritchett

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Raymond Huntley

Raymond Huntley

Sir Geoffrey Dillon

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