\nIn the series the Olliff-Cooper family are given the identities of turn-of-the-century aristocrats and housed in Manderston, an opulent Scottish country house, where they live for three months in the Edwardian style. Mr. and Mrs. Olliff-Cooper become Sir John Olliff-Cooper and Lady Olliff-Cooper.
\nInterest and conflict is provided by the 14 servants, portrayed by individuals from several paths of life. Chief among these was Hugh Edgar, an architect from Surrey, who was cast in the role of the butler.
\nParticipants received instruction and a set of rules by which they were expected to abide for the duration of the experiment. Most of the \"upstairs\" participants enjoy their time in the house, which is meant to represent the years 1905–1914. Those \"below stairs\" have a different experience; for those in the lowest ranks, particularly the successive scullery maids, life appears to be intolerable.
Languages: en, English,
Runtime: 60 min
Date Published: 2002-04-22T23:00:00.000Z
Year Released: 2002
Rating: 6.8 out of 10
Content Rating: 50min