ITV's 1971 drama Upstairs Downstairs was set in a London townhouse, 165 Eaton Place, during Edwardian, First World War and interwar Britain. The programme focused on the dramas of the wealthy Bellamy family who lived "upstairs" and those who worked for them, and lived "downstairs." It became something of a surprise success, running for five series before the final episode, which saw the last of the cast leaving the house, was aired in 1975.
In 2010, BBC breathed life back into the house, producing a glammed-up version of the 70s series with original character Rose Buck, played by Jean Marsh. The new series, starring Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard, started where the previous version left off, in 1936, when a new family moved into the house.
Although the remake had good reviews for its first run, viewing figures dropped quickly in the second series - and there are no plans to make a third.