Upstairs, Downstairs

Season 2 Episode 7

Your Obedient Servant

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1972 on ITV
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Episode Summary

Mr Bellamy and Hudson both receive visits from their respective brothers. Neither visit is entirely welcome. Arthur Bellamy is suspicious of Hudson's behaviour and this strains the bonds of trust between servant and master.

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    Jean Marsh

    Jean Marsh

    Rose Buck, housemaid

    Ian Ogilvy

    Ian Ogilvy

    Lawrence Kirbridge

    Hannah Gordon

    Hannah Gordon

    Virginia Hamilton/ Bellamy

    Lesley-Anne Down

    Lesley-Anne Down

    Georgina Worsley

    Patsy Smart

    Patsy Smart

    Maude Roberts, Lady Bellamy's maid

    Raymond Huntley

    Raymond Huntley

    Sir Geoffrey Dillon

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Mrs Bridges: Nobody has ever sent a sauce of mine back, not since I was first in service, when the cook fell dead over dinner and I had to step right over her and carry on. I was only a kitchen maid. They sent the hollandaise back, said it was curdled. Well, the look on that poor dead woman's face was enough to curdle anything, it was.

      • Mrs Bridges: Luncheon at Spinelli's, eh? That's a very posh place.

        Hudson: Yes.

        Mrs Bridges: What was it like?

        Hudson: The service was slow, one second waiter had a gravy splash down his front, there was some trouble with a shortage of Yorkshire pudding, ... and one waiter ran, Mrs Bridges.

        Mrs Bridges: Ran, Mr Hudson? Oh, I never did.

        Hudson: I believe he was a foreigner.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • At Spinelli's the Hudsons see George Grossmith. George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an English comedian, writer, actor, and singer, best remembered for his work with Gilbert and Sullivan.

      • Mr Hudson and his family go see Gertie Millar perform. Gertie Millar (1879 -1952) was an English singer and actress of the early 20th century, famous for her performances in musical comedies.