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Thomas and Sarah

1 9 7 9 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes


Three years after the last episode of Upstairs, Downstairs, John Alderton and his real-life wife Pauline Collins returned in this new LWT series, reprising their roles of chauffeur/mechanic Thomas Watkins and parlour maid-cum-nanny Sarah Moffat as we followed their adventures after leaving Eaton Place in 1910.


Thomas was intent on making his fortune but his plans and schemes inevitably fell flat as he and Sarah flitted from adventure to adventure.

In turns humorous, surreal and dramatic, Thomas and Sarah proved to be yet another success.

Due to the stand-alone nature of each episode, it was not necessary to be familiar with the background of the two main characters and the history trailing in their footsteps.

A planned second series was started but was interrupted by the 1979 ITV strike and subsequently abandoned.

Thomas Watkins
John Alderton
Sarah Moffat

Pauline Collins


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