Sometimes I have this thought that if I refuse to acknowledge that we, as inhabitants of Planet Earth, are perilously close to the finale of Downton Abbey, then it won’t happen, right? Then, I wake up and realize that, even with the magic of television, we must face the reality together that Downton Abbey is coming to an end when it closes its doors after the series 6 finale. What may help to soften the blow for even a short period of time is to periodically look back at a few choice moments from the first 5 series. Even better when you come across a behind-the-scenes gem from early on in the series.
Given that I tend to be one of those that will pop in a DVD of something and watch the ‘DVD extras’ first to go behind the scenes or watch the extended interviews with cast before I sit down and watch the movie or show, finding this bit of Downton Abbey gold will get me through a couple of weeks to where I don’t have to acknowledge its demise just yet. Call me crazy, but I’m a big sucker when it comes to watching just how the sausage is made…as long as it isn’t actually sausage.
With Downton Abbey, there are so many great scenes that take place at Highclere Castle, which doubles as Downton, at Ealing Studios where much of the ‘downstairs’ locations are filmed and on location such as the WWI battle scenes.
This lengthy little Downton Abbey DVD extra comes during the filming of series 3 in July of 2011 and really gives you some pretty cool insight as to not only how the series is filmed but the extent to which those both in front of and behind the camera go to make it series that it has developed in to.