War is hell (and pretty uniforms)
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.