That three of the five women nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie either hail from England or adopt a British accent isn't particularly surprising.
With time to elaborate on story, character and setting, these projects made the hours spent by auds more than worthwhile.
Thirty-six years separate the end of the original "Upstairs Downstairs" and the new BBC incarnation airing in April on "Masterpiece" in the U.S.
Forty years in and sporting a lineup that includes a revival of the beloved British period drama "Upstairs, Downstairs," it would appear that PBS' venerable anthology series "Masterpiece" keeps on…
Miniseries features a first-rate cast -- including original series creators Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh -- and an interesting subplot regarding the growing Nazi threat in 1930s Britain.
Television is about to party like it's 1935.
An inverted upstairs-downstairs comedy that's light on bite but heavy on laughs.
"Downton Abbey" fulfills the "Masterpiece" designation more faithfully than just about anything else to grace the PBS showcase in years.
"Upstairs Downstairs" is getting a remake as part of a co-production deal struck between PBS and BBC Worldwide.
Wherever you look in present-day Hollywood, an upstairs-downstairs mentality seems to be taking hold. From actors, writers or other sectors of the Hollywood economy, the gap between the overpaid and…