Edward the footman finds himself in a spot of bother after gossiping with fellow footmen at the local pub about the weekend he spent at Somemrby. His mention that he saw Lord Charles Gilmour leaving Lady Tewkbury's bedroom in the dead of night is overheard by an enquiries agent and Edward soon finds himself as the key witness when the lady's husband launches divorce proceedings. Richard learns of it all when it turn out that Sir Geoffrey Dillon, the family solicitor, is also representing Col. Tewksbury, the ladies aggrieved husband. Also on his mind is that Charles Gilmour is something of a protégé and a rising star in the Conservative party. Richard realizes that the only way to extricate himself and the household from their dilemma is to find a way to ensure the divorce proceedings never reach the courts. That proves easier said than done.
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This episode takes place in January 1914. See more
The Edwardians: Theme from Upstairs Downstairs
Composed by Alexander Faris
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