BBC To Revive Upstairs, Downstairs

“BBC Television [has] announced … it is reviving the series, which originally ran on rival network ITV, along with one of its creators and stars, Jean Marsh. Eileen Atkins, who created the series with Marsh, will be hired for the new show. The public broadcaster said the drama will be relaunched with two 90-minute films in 2010 and will be set in 1936. A series may follow in 2011 but that has not been decided yet.”