Russell Harty Goes Upstairs Downstairs (2)
Upstairs Downstairs reached its final end on 21/12/1975. As a treat for fans who were suffering withdrawal symptoms, Russell Harty visited the set to pre-record a one-off special with the cast. Regulars such as Jean Marsh, Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson, David Langton and Lesley Anne Down took part along with principal guest stars like Raymond Huntley. Both Harty and the cast walk a fine line between fiction and reality, switching from characters in an Edwardian drawing room to 1970s actors sitting in a studio set, giving the programme a cheesy, post-modern feel. But it made perfect nostalgic entertainment for Boxing Day 1975.