Thomas. (Rob James-Collier) The first footman. Thomas thinks he is a fine fellow and that most of his fellow workers are country bumpkins who know nothing. He is a liar and a petty thief and he is always on the look out for the main chance.
John Bates. (Brendan Coyle) The valet. The valet receives orders only from his master. He dresses him, he accompanies him on every journey. An exsoldier, John Bates was Robert's batman during the Boer War.
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