Alexander ‘Sandy’ Faris was recently invited up to Manchester to conduct the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on a brand new version of his theme to the tv series ‘Upstairs Downstairs’. The results can be heard and seen via the following link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8427311.stm.

The series itself is to be revived later this year on BBC1 with 2 new feature length specials set in the build up to the Second World War, written by Heidi Thomas. The original series’ were a huge hit with British and international audiences, winning countless awards, including seven Emmys, two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, which were shown in more than 70 countries worldwide, to an audience of over one billion.



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