Complete Original Series of Upstairs Downstairs to be released on DVD
The complete original series of Upstairs Downstairs is to be released on DVD in one box-set.
The complete original series of Upstairs Downstairs is to be released on DVD in one box-set. The new boxset is from Network DVD who have previously released the series on DVD on by season rather than in one complete set. The release of Upstairs Downstairs in a complete boxset follows a recent trend of releasing entire runs of television shows in one big boxset such as Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ect.
The complete original series of Upstairs Downstairs will be released by Network DVD on January 31st and will contain all 68 episodes from the original series. Unfortunately It will NOT include the five-part documentary series The Making of Upstairs Downstairs which featured on Network’s previous release of the series. The documentary, broken down to focus on each season relevant to the release, featured contributions from actors Jean Marsh, Simon Williams, Lesley-Anne Down and Jacqueline Tong as well as writers for the series such as Rosemary Anne Sessions.
Just days after the complete original series is released on DVD the BBC’s recent revival of Upstairs Downstairs is also released on DVD. The corporation aired three new episodes of the period drama over Christmas with the episodes taking place in 1936; several years after the original series. Jean Marsh reprised her role of Rose for the new episodes and was joined by Eileen Atkins, Anne Reid and Keeley Hawes. The BBC has yet to announce if it will commission a full series of Upstairs Downstairs.
The Complete Series of Upstairs Downstairs is released on 31st January. The BBC’s recent revival is released on DVD on 7th February.