Downton Abbey 6 – It’s time to say goodbye…almost.

It’s hard to grasp that UK audiences are within days of the return of Downton Abbey for its sixth and final series. Yes, PBS audiences in America are still several months removed from Downton opening its’ doors in January 2016 but, hey, we can live vicariously, can’t we? That said, we all know that based on the […]

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With a ‘keen eye’, The Queen may just be Downton Abbey’s biggest fan

Is there no end to the far-reaching responsibilities of the Royal Family? On September 9, Queen Elizabeth will pass Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days. My guess is there will be a lot on the calendar in the coming week so, thankfully, for Her Majesty, the final series of Downton Abbey doesn’t transmit until Sunday, […]

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Your first look at ‘Downton Abbey 6’ as premiere now set for 20 September in the UK

Filming has concluded, residents of both upstairs and downstairs have said their tearful goodbye to their Highclere Castle ‘home’ for the past six plus years and both creator/writer Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer, Gareth Neame, while a bit saddened at the prospect of ending the period drama juggernaut, have promised a very strong final series and […]

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#LastDaysofDownton begins as filming comes to a close

As the sun begins to set on the final series of our beloved Downton Abbey, cast and crew have begun to bid a final fond farewell to all the locations and the characters that have meant so much to them over the past six years, not to mention the personal farewell’s to their fellow actors. With the […]

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The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb has a Highclere Castle connection

While this may not be the exact Downton Abbey spin-off/sequel that you were thinking of, a just-commissioned series from ITV will have a Highclere Castle connection. It may not be even close to ‘Downton’ but it does have curses, mummies and period mysteries so it does have possibilities. The ‘as-yet-to-be-named’ 4-part drama will tell the epic […]

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Duchess of Cambridge to check out downstairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

As hard as it is, post-Downton Abbey, life can be good as long as there is a steady stream of news from the production set where cast and crew are currently filming series 6. Especially, if the first bit of news arrives only one week removed from the finale of series 5 was broadcast on PBS’ Masterpiece series. […]

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Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of the Crawley family and stay overnight at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, now is your chance…sort of. Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Highclere estate is offering guests the opportunity to access your inner-most Dowager Countess and stay the night in […]

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