Starring: Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Meg Wynn Owen, Simon Williams, David Langton, Gordon Jackson
Production Company: London Weekend Television (LWT), Sagitta Productions Ltd.
Kent Locations: Herne Bay
Upstairs, Downstairs is an ITV drama series set in a townhouse in Belgravia and charts the lives of the wealthy Bellamy family and their servants during the First World War and the interwar years.
The show which ran between 1971 and 1975, stars Jean Marsh (Willow, The Changeling), Angela Baddeley (Zoo Baby, Quartet), Meg Wynn Owen (Pride & Prejudice, Love Actually), Simon Williams (The Gathering Storm, Another Day in Paradise), David Langton (The Whistle Blower, Quintet) and Gordon Jackson (The Professionals, The Great Escape).
Herne Bay, including the beach by the former pier and Central Bandstand, features in series three, episode thirteen “The Sudden Storm”, when the staff take a day out to the seaside.
Located near to Canterbury, Herne Bay has a delightful beach with a bandstand and seafront gardens, as well as many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, and a windmill. The area has previously featured in filming projects such as Boomers (2014), Little Britain – Season 1 (2003) and The Medusa Touch (1978).
Upstairs, Downstairs The Sudden Storm was shown in 1974.
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