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Are you taking it out? Oh...
Look at this. A man in misery.
Who's in misery?
The King, according to Robert.
He has to deal with a Labour government. Why do you think?
He doesn't look miserable to me. He just looks like himself.
What is your objection to Mr MacDonald?
That the Prime Minister is the son of a crofter?
I couldn't care less if he was the son of Fu Manchu.
What worries me is that our government is committed
to the destruction of people like us and everything we stand for.
I think we should wait and see what happens before we panic.
- Where's Edith? - She had some old lady to see in the village.
- What about you? Is everything settled at the school? - What's this?
They were swearing in Mr Adams' replacement
on the school board. It all went off smoothly.
I thought they might have asked me.
I feel a bit guilty about the school.
I ought to support it more.
Well, I'm giving away the prizes this year. Come with me.
Barrow, can we clear the tea?
I'm afraid Lady Edith's missed it,
and Nanny will be down in a minute.
- I'd better run. - Oh, stay and see them.
Just as soon as they're able to answer back.
- Sybbie CAN answer back. - True. Why does she call me Donk?
It's that game you played - pinning the tail on the donkey.
Can't I be Grandpapa or something a little more dignified?
I'm afraid it's Donk for the moment.
- I don't want George to catch it. - Here they are.
- Here's your grandfather now. - Bye-bye, darlings.
George, come and sit here, darling.
- Put it there and I'll see to it. - Oh, don't be like that.
Ena can manage.
Why should she, any more than me?
We've no proper kitchen maid any more, so we must all muck in.
What's the matter?
Daisy's grumbling because they didn't replace Ivy.
At Skelton Park, they're down to a butler,
a cook, two maids
and a cleaning woman who comes in from the village,
and that's the lot.
- How on earth does it work? - I couldn't tell you.
Why have they left, the people that used to work there?
They prefer to be in factories or shops.
They like the hours better.
Oh... I'll forget my head next.
I came in to remind you
it's their 34th wedding anniversary on Saturday week,
so, if you want to do a cake, this is an advance warning.
- I suppose there'll be a dinner of some sort. - Oh, I don't know.
34 years! If I were to marry this year,
what would life be like in 1958?
I doubt I'll be troubled by it.
Do you think we'll leave service?
Well, you'll be fine.
Whatever happens, you've got Mr Mason's farm to go to.
What about me?
But could I? What do I know about farming
or ordering supplies or doing accounts?
Suppose I can't tackle a new life.
If it's all right with you, I've to tackle tonight's dinner.
Now, start the salmon pates, while I do a lemon mayonnaise.
We had good news today.
Tim was asked to be chief of the estate firemen.
Oh, how nice. Many congratulations.
- Can I give you some more tea? - No, thank you.
How about you, Marigold?
Are you quite finished?
I just love to see her gurgling away, so peaceful and happy.
We've almost forgotten she's not one of our own, haven't we, Tim?
She's just lovely. How pretty your hair is, darling.
I sometimes wonder where she got her colouring,
but I never knew her parents.
- No? - No.
Her mother was an old friend of Tim's,
but I never met either of them.
Oh, is that the time? We mustn't hold you up.
- I should probably go. - Have you got your teddy?
Thank you for... Thank you.
She's got a soft spot for you.
Don't be daft.
I do love this evening light.
Oh, I must tell Lord Merton.
Tease me if you will, but rest assured,
I don't want to be pursued by him or Lord anyone.
Well, that's a pity when he's asked me to help him in his courtship.
- What? - He doesn't want to pester you,
so he's asked if I could give another luncheon party.
- Oh, dear. - Oh, why the lamentation?
You don't have to see him if you don't want to.
Well, you make it sound so easy.
There's nothing simpler than avoiding people you don't like.
Avoiding one's friends - that's the real test.
But I do like him. I think he's very nice.
It's just, he wants something from me that I cannot give.
He just wants what all men want.
Oh, don't be ridiculous!
I was referring to companionship.
As I hope you were.
Oh, I didn't mean to disturb you.
I'm sorry. It's a letter from Lady Anstruther again.
Blimey. She doesn't give up easily.
Well, you know me. 'Irresistible' is my middle name.
Well, was she like this when you were working for her?
Not as bad.
She had to be more discreet with the other servants.
Hadn't you better go up to London and put her out of her misery?
Oh, don't tempt me...
because I know this:
If I weaken, I'll pay for it.
This sounds very like the kind of boys' talk I do not allow.
If you can both tear yourselves away from your smutty deliberations,
I need you both upstairs.
Where is she?
I hope I'm not late.
No, Carson hasn't come in yet.
That reminds me.
We're to receive a village delegation tomorrow.
I ran into the Postmistress.
She asked if they might pay us a visit.
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