Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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Miss Forrest 

In the spring of 1912, Lady Marjorie prepares to visit Elizabeth in New York and James takes an interest in Richard's comely and respectable new secretary, Miss Forrest.


Bill Bain

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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Williams ... James Bellamy
Gordon Jackson ... Hudson
Jean Marsh ... Rose
Rachel Gurney ... Lady Marjorie Bellamy
David Langton ... Richard Bellamy
Meg Wynn Owen ... Hazel Forrest
Angela Baddeley ... Mrs. Bridges
Christopher Beeny ... Edward
Jenny Tomasin ... Ruby
Patsy Smart ... Roberts


James Bellamy has started his new job in the City but he is feeling out of sorts and is completely bored. He's also broken off his engagement with Phyllis. Lady Marjorie is planning a trip that a trip to New York to see Elizabeth and then on to Canada. Richard Bellamy is busy writing a biography of his father-in-law Lord Southwold and has engaged a pretty young typist, Miss Forrest, prepare his manuscript. When Miss Forrest comes to work on a Saturday, James orders lunch for both of them in the dining room that leads to a major confrontation with Hudson over whether wine should be served. James is trying to impress the young woman by playing master of the house - his parents are away for the weekend - while Hudson feels it is his role to ensure the rules of the house are followed when the master is away. A humiliated Hudson feels he has been put in an impossible situation and given the lack of proper standards, feels he must resign. Darker clouds lie ahead for everyone, however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

3 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in April 1912. See more »


[Richard has just learned that his book has been accepted for publication]
Richard Bellamy: If only this letter had arrived three days ago, before my wife left for Canada! How thrilled she would have been.
Hazel Forrest: Could you not write and tell her the news at once?
Richard Bellamy: Well, there's no point. Time my letter got to New York, she'd be halfway across Canada.
Hazel Forrest: I see. What a shame.
Richard Bellamy: Mm.
Hazel Forrest: Could you not send her... a wireless message, to the ship?
Richard Bellamy: A Marconigram! Yes, I'll do that! Then she'll get it at sea. Well done, Miss Forrest!
Hazel Forrest: ...
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What Are We Gonig To Do with Uncle Arthur
Composed by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
Instrumental heard under end credits
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