Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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Downton Abbey cast discuss the ‘bloody good’ dinner party scene

While I do feel obligated to label this with the customary ***Spoiler Alert*** heading, I think now that it has been almost a full week since last Sunday’s shocking turn of events on Downton Abbey we are safe to discuss amongst ourselves the events of Sunday, January 31, 2016. As social media will more than attest, the […]

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Who will become the Abbey’s Father Christmas?

At Downton Abbey, it’s Mr. Carson’s dream to become the Abbey’s Santa Claus. This year will be difficult as he will have to fight off stiff competition from some unlikely individuals. Unfortunately, for Carson, there’s no Mr. Molesley, no Nanny West or, for obvious reasons, no Mr. Green. Lord Grantham definitely has a tough decision […]

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Not a good day at Downton when DCI Vera Stanhope shows up…

It’s December so it must be Text Santa time! At Downton Abbey, Lord Grantham and Isobel Crawley are looking for just the right Father Christmas for the Abbey. While it’s a highly sought after part, the auditions seemingly come to a standstill when DCI Vera Stanhope of the Northumberland and City police shows up to investigate […]

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Downton Abbey profile: Mrs. Patmore

U.S. members of Downton Abbey-Nation are waking up daily to the realization that every day Planet Earth rotates on its’ axis means we are one day closer to the Sunday, January 3, 2016 return of the most-watched drama in the history of PBS. What better way to keep our collective separation anxiety at bay than to take […]

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How to win an argument — ‘Downton Abbey’ style

For the past 5+ years, those who have watched every second of Downton Abbey have seen the best of times and the worst of times. It’s the instances that brilliantly combine both the best and the worst of times where you fondly remember the good old days of Dallas and Dynasty with the witty banter […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ cast share their fantasy series endings….

Many members of the Downton-Nation have not yet come to grips with the notion that, come March 2016, there will be no new episodes of Downton Abbey on the horizon. It seems as though the cast has accepted their fate and are, in fact, dreaming up series endings as they are in the middle of filming. Hugh Bonneville (Lord […]

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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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