Concluding series of long-running 70's costume drama based on the lives of the residents and servants of 165 Eaton Place. After World War One Eaton Place is plunged into the uncertainty of the 1920's. James Bellamy (Simon Williams), returns injured from the war while Richard Bellamy's (David Langton) plans for his future with his new wife Virginia (Hannah Gordon) cause anxiety. Below stairs Hudson (Gordon Jackson) has put his position as butler in danger by falling in love with the new housemaid. The 1926 General Strike causes trouble in the household. James returns from the United States and invests Rose's (Jean Marsh) money in stocks and shares. Extreme measures must be taken in order to pay off the debts incurred.