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Across the Stairs

The characters of Upstairs Downstairs may come
from vastly different backgrounds, but at 165 Eaton Place,
they are all in it together. Mouse over any of the characters or
objects below to find its counterpart on the other side of the stairs
and discover how alike they truly are, after all.

Appalling Apparel

Von Ribbentrop: He cuts a fine figure in his formal wear — except for the Nazi badge that defiles his lapel.

Appalling Apparel

Henry Spargo: He cuts a fine figure without his shirt, but his favorite attire is the fascist Blackshirt uniform.

Clash of the Titans

Tiara: Maud's jellied canapés and diced eggs in aspic battle Agnes's Dixie chicken wings, but it is Maud who will ultimately wear the tiara.

Clash of the Titans

Teapot: The talents of photographer Cecil Beaton battle against the memory of Mr. Bellamy when Rose accuses Mrs. Thackerey of aping her betters and Mrs. Thackeray accuses Rose of making a god of a teapot.

Mother's Little Secret

Maud: Maud dictates her memoirs to Mr. Amanjit. But will she reveal the story behind the mysterious sepia photograph?

Mother's Little Secret

Rachel: She sings a lullaby, Marienwürmchen, (Ladybug), to Ivy. But its sweet melody belies its grim warning, "Ladybird, fly away home / Your house is on fire / Your children are crying."

Misunderstood Siren

Persie: A red bias-cut silk gown with a stole of fox fur is the perfect ensemble to lure a chauffeur, explore a warped ideology, ward off boredom...and find love?

Misunderstood Siren

Ivy: Red lipstick and red polished toes frothed with bubbles are the perfect cosmetics to entice a footman, incite a bar brawl...and find companionship?

Pet Peeve

Solomon: Partial to sweet tea and thick cut marmalade, Solomon makes a screeching entrance, to the horror of housemaid Ivy, but soon settles down to hold court on the breakfast table.

Pet Peeve

The Fledgling: Partial to gnats and spiders, the fledgling is nurtured in the linen cupboard, to the great annoyance of Mrs. Thackeray, then set free to soar away.

Moral Center

Sir Hallam: He can smooth over matters with an exiled Abyssinian emperor, but it takes little more than a child's marble and a skein of wool to spur him to do the right thing.

Moral Center

Mr. Pritchard: He can line up a four-course setting to within an eighth of an inch, but it takes little more than a vagrant at the door and the calming sight of blood to spur him to help those in need.
Von Ribbentrop Henry Spargo Tiara Teapot Maud Rachel Persie Ivy Solomon The Fledgling Sir Hallam Mr. Pritchard

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