Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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The Bolter 

Hazel's first substantial encounter with fashionable society causes her great humiliation, marital distress and a near-fatal accident, when she and James visit Lord and Lady Newbury at Sommerby Park.


Cyril Coke


Episode complete credited cast:
Meg Wynn Owen ... Hazel Bellamy
David Langton ... Richard Bellamy
Jean Marsh ... Rose
Simon Williams ... James Bellamy
Richard Vernon ... Major Cochrane-Danby
Christopher Beeny ... Edward
Helen Lindsay ... Mrs. Cochrane-Danby
Celia Bannerman ... Diana Newbury
Anthony Dawes Anthony Dawes ... Breeze
Tony Bateman Tony Bateman ... Joseph
Elisabeth Day Elisabeth Day ... Cecile
John Flint John Flint ... Henry
Kate Coleridge Kate Coleridge ... Mrs. Tewkesbury
John Quayle ... Bunny Newbury
Anthony Ainley ... Lord Charles Gilmour


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Hazel is worried at the prospect of spending the weekend with James's friends Bunny and Diana Newbury and their coterie of hangers-on. The purpose of the weekend is a fox hunt but James forbids Hazel from riding given her inexperience and the dangers involved. Diana still has feelings for James and is not below pulling practical jokes and convinces Hazel that she should join them after the hunt has started and "surprise" James. Hazel's life is put in danger leading to a row with James. Then there's the question of bed-hopping, which at least some of the guest are enjoying. When Major Cochran-Danby enters Hazel's room with an eye to her bed, he tells her James is doing the same in Diana's room. A heartbroken Hazel then bolts for London. It's all a bit of an eye opener for Edward as well who is acting as James' valet for the weekend when a French ladies maid clearly shows an interest in him. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place during the winter of 1913. See more »


Mrs. Cochrane-Danby: Oh, Bunny, you just missed your wife practically seducing James in public.
Bunny Newbury: [Self-deprecatingly] Wouldn't be the first time.
Lord Charles Gilmour: [Lowly to Natalie] Or the last!
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What Are We Going To Do with Uncle Arthur
Music by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
Instrumental version heard during closing credits
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Release Date:

22 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.33 : 1
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