‘Game of Crowns’ begins as Victoria & Elizabeth II drop the gloves

On the surface, neither Hollywood nor the WWE could script this any better. Within months of each other, viewers will have the opportunity to see not one, but two period royal dramas about a young female monarch struggling with both ruling and romance, with the star being a former Doctor Who actor (Jenna Coleman in Victoria and […]

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Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia up next for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator

The doors of Downton haven’t even shuttered yet and Julian Fellowes already has something in the works. The Downton Abbey creator/writer heads to the world of online for his next project, a new story in 11 episodes, published week by week, which will tell the story of Belgravia – London’s grandest postcode. Just in case Belgravia sounds familiar […]

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Downton Abbey’s “historical oracle”, Alastair Bruce, America-bound to talk ‘all-things Downton’

When one thinks of Downton Abbey, the names of Julian Fellowes, Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery immediately come to mind. Right up there are the now household names of Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Lesley Nichol and Jim Carter. Probably the one with the least visibility who should get […]

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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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What lies ahead for ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Downton Abbey’?

Now that we are post-Downton Abbey, fans of Sherlock finally have some company for their mutual separation anxiety meetings. From an American perspective, we’re looking at approximately nine months before they both return to our collective lives. With Sherlock looking at an early 2016 return for their fourth series (not counting the proposed Christmas ‘special’ that will take Sherlock […]

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It’s official! ‘Downton Abbey’ will cease-to-be after series 6.

Before you read any further…remember, there’s no crying in baseball and there will be no crying today across Downton Abbey-Nation. Unfortunately, what you have probably read recently in supermarket tabloids is now official. PBS, ITV and Carnival Films have confirmed that the forthcoming series of Downton Abbey, series 6, will be the last for what […]

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