War is hell (and pretty uni­forms)

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SO Up­stairs Down­stairs fin­ished with a bang. In fact, it fin­ished with sev­eral bangs, aka World War Two.

As the var­i­ous char­ac­ters signed up to dif­fer­ent war ser­vices – Sir Hal­lam (right) joined the Navy, Lady Agnes the St John Am­bu­lance, John the army – it looked like the birth of the Vil­lage Peo­ple. They only needed a builder and a red In­dian for the full set.

Even the les­bian Dr Blanche joined the aux­il­iary fire ser­vice. Per­haps she just wanted to slide down a pole for a change.

It was not all fun and games. Lady Perse­phone topped her­self af­ter she was caught spy­ing for the Nazis.

“Loose lips sink ships”, they say. Funny that Sir Hal­lam did not find them too loose while boff­ing her be­hind his wife’s back.

sees a pair of fake sports com­men­ta­tors pass­ing com­ment on men’s at­tempts to woo the ladies.

In that sense, it is a bit like the Chan­nel 4 sit­com

It is also a bit like the sit­com

in the sense that it is not very funny.

The sav­ing grace is Thaila Zuc­chi as Poppy Weath­ers, a touch­line re­porter with a nice line in filthy chat.

Ex­am­ple: “Oh, you had one hand on the prize. And, by prize, I mean fanny.”

If more sports re­porters were like this game girl, Keys and Gray would still be on the telly.

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