David Langton Is Born
David Muir Langton (born Basil Muir Langton-Dodds; 16 April 1912 – 25 April 1994) was a Scottish actor who is best remembered for playing Richard Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs.
Upstairs, Downstairs is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning British drama television series set in a large townhouse in Edwardian London that depicted the lives of the servants "downstairs" and their masters "upstairs". It ran on ITV for five series from 1971 to 1975.
Upstairs, Downstairs attempted to portray life in a high-status house set against the events of the early 20th century. Great events are featured prominently in the episodes but minor or gradual changes are noted as well. It stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between 1903 and 1930. The lives of the servants are integral to the story.