Episode 3: A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood
Lady Agnes Holland has cheerfully taken up a class at the Women’s League of Health and Beauty, which holds the dual ideals of exercise and equality. She has eagerly enlisted several of the female staff to participate as well.
But back on the home front, a scandal is brewing involving a torrid new novel and its potential ties to a household resident, drawing the attention of the press and the ire of the house staff.
Lady Agnes and her modern ideals are tested when the welfare of the women working at the house is called into question. A visit to a trusted advisor offers reassurance and comfort.
Meanwhile, a crisis is playing out at 165 Eaton Place, causing Lady Persie and Sir Hallam to clash and share an explosive secret. In the battle of these two strong wills, who will win and what is right?
Ed Stoppard (Zen), Keeley Hawes, Alex Kingston and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) star in episode three of Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2.