Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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What the Footman Saw 

A leisurely evening out with his chums, a few beers and some downstairs gossip give Edward a bigger headache than any hangover ever could.

Director:

Cyril Coke

Writer:

Jeremy Paul
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marsh ... Rose
Gordon Jackson ... Hudson
Raymond Huntley ... Sir Geoffrey Dillon
Bernard Archard ... Col Harry Tewksbury
David Langton ... Richard Bellamy
Joan Benham ... Lady Prudence Fairfax
Christopher Beeny ... Edward
Anthony Ainley ... Lord Charles Gilmour
Jacqueline Tong ... Daisy Peel
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... Trumper
Thomas Heathcote ... Clough
Robin Sachs ... Robert
David Goodland David Goodland ... John
Jenny Tomasin ... Ruby
Frank Tregear Frank Tregear ... Dillon's Clerk
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color
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Trivia

This episode takes place in January 1914. See more »

Soundtracks

The Edwardians: Theme from Upstairs Downstairs
(uncredited)
Composed by Alexander Faris (1971)
instrumental version heard under main titles
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