16 thoughts on “Call a paramedic, I’ve gone into shock…

  1. Margaret Evans Porter January 3, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    It was announced a while back.

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    April 10, 17 & 24, 2011 at 9pm
    Upstairs Downstairs
    (Three 60-minute episodes)
    Upstairs Downstairs is an updated version of one of the most-loved television series. Jean Marsh reprises her Emmy-winning role as Rose along with series co-creator Eileen Atkins (Cranford). Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard and Art Malik (The Jewel in the Crown) also star. >>

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/schedule/index.html

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  2. Laura January 3, 2011 / 6:24 pm

    What Margaret said.

    And just to get you further excited, check out this post from Austenprose which previews the entire season, through May!

    Downton Abbey has received rave reviews in the UK, and I am VERY excited about South Riding, having recently read and rated it 5 stars. Plus it's an Andrew Davies production and he's amazing.

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  3. Carol January 3, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Hi Thomas…I love your posts and read your blog all the time. I especially liked today's post. I've been looking forward to the sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs for quite a while. Also can't wait to see Downton Abbey. I really enjoyed your posts about your trip to London and the meeting you had with Simon and all the other bloggers. My husband and I have lived in Northern Virginia for the past 42 years, and are now living in Winchester. Having lived near D.C. for so long, I'm familiar with lots that you write about. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I like your blog.

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  4. Mary January 3, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    My, goodness! You really go for those British costume dramas, don't you?

    Me too.

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  5. niesaandanbolynread January 4, 2011 / 12:29 am

    I've been lurking on your blog for a while, but this is a post I have to comment on! This seriously made me laugh out loud. I love your excitement and am really looking forward to the new episodes myself.

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  6. Karenlibrarian January 4, 2011 / 1:29 am

    Thomas, you kill me. And I just got Disc 1 of Season 1 from the original series in the mail today from Netflix! I plan on watching the entire series before the new one starts in April.

    And have you ever seen The Duchess of Duke Street? It ran on PBS a few years later and it was just as wonderful, IMHO. It starred Gemma Jones as a servant who starts her own hotel. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it!

    Also House of Eliott.

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  7. The Down East Dilettante January 4, 2011 / 3:22 am

    Oh, this is just too delicious to contemplate (and how long will we have to wait?) The new generation has certainly jazzed up the interiors, haven't they?

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  8. Darlene January 4, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    Hahahaha! My reaction as well.

    Turn off the phone, plug in the kettle and grab the biscuits!

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  9. ArchitectDesign™ January 5, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    The best christmas gift I have ever received was the entire series on DVD last year. I've watched through the entire set three times!

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  10. Thomas at My Porch January 5, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    Margaret: That is good to know. Sad that there are only three 60-minute episodes.

    Laura: I own South Riding, I am going to have to read it before it is on.

    Carol: Thanks for much for your comments. Living out in Winchester, have you gone to Willa Cather's house?

    Mary: I do like them. But this one is a special case. That Jean Marsh is in a remake of UD is really fantastic.

    Niesa: Glad you came out of the shadows and commented. I should probably tone donwn my excitement. I don't want to over do it.

    Tessa: I haven't seen Land Girls, must look into it.

    Karen: That is a lot of UD between now and April. Have fun. I liked the H of E and The D of DS, but they were not as well written as UD.

    DE Dilettante: They certainly have jazzed them up. I always wanted a version of UD with better production values.

    Jessica: Unfortunately the bbciplayer doesn't work in the US. The radio does, but the BBC doesn't allow the videos to play in the US.

    Darlene: Amen.

    Daniel: Will you get to see it before you move a Milano?

    Stefan: I own the whole set too. It is so great to have them always at hand.

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  11. Carol January 6, 2011 / 1:11 am

    Yes, I've been out to see Willa Cather's house. It's a shame you can't go inside. That would be interesting.

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  12. LifetimeReader January 7, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    Ooooh, can't wait! My whole family (well, not my 11yo son) will be SO excited!

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  13. A Bookish Space February 1, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    I hope you get to watch this soon. I watched it over Christmas when it was in the UK and really enjoyed it (although I must say that I prefer Downtown Abbey).

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