Alfred Shaughnessy (Alfred James Shaughnessy)

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Westminster, London, England, UK
Alfred Shaughnessy was the chief writer and script editor of Upstairs Downstairs, the ITV drama series about the lives of an Edwardian London family and their loyal servants. Much praised and fondly remembered, the series which ran from 1971-5 was widely acclaimed for its shrewd social comment. The brainchild of one of the stars of the series Jean Marsh and fellow actress Eileen Atkins, Shaughnessy wrote a third of the scripts. Alfred Shaughnessy was born in London in 1916. The family house in Norfolk Square consisted of a butler, cook, footman and several housemaids. Read more...