Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
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Distant Thunder 

The disparity between James' and Hazel's background is cut wide open when Hazel suffers a miscarriage.

Director:

Bill Bain
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gordon Jackson ... Hudson
Jean Marsh ... Rose
Meg Wynn Owen ... Hazel Bellamy
David Langton ... Richard Bellamy
Simon Williams ... James Bellamy
Jenny Tomasin ... Ruby
Lesley-Anne Down ... Georgina Worsley
Jacqueline Tong ... Daisy Peel
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Storyline

It's a particularly difficult time for Hazel who has just had a miscarriage. She and James had not been particularly close of late and the miscarriage has driven them even further apart. When she is most in need of love and understanding, James is at his most aloof acting as if Hazel was staying in her bed with a minor ailment. James is in a funk, not happy about anything in his life. He doesn't like his work and is searching for something new to interest him. He seems to be taken with his step-cousin, Georgina Worsley, taking her to a Regimental ball. Richard thinks James is treating Hazel very badly and they have an angry exchange, leading James to ask his father to move out of the house. The ill-feeling upstairs has it's effect on the servants as Rose and Hudson take sides leading Daisy to break down in tears. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

19 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place from May to June 1914. See more »

Quotes

Hudson: [about Suffragettes] If they claim the right to vote like men, they ought to be flogged like men.
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Soundtracks

What Are We Going To Do with Uncle Arthur
(uncredited)
Music by Alexander Faris (1971)
Lyrics by Alfred Shaughnessy
Instrumental version heard during closing credits
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