Downton Abbey

I am loving Downton Abbey at the moment on Sunday nights. John on the other hand disappears while it's on as he hates all that "Period Drama Rubbish". It makes a change to watch something that has no bad language, no violence and no scenes that may cause distress!!

Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

Unfortunately the local TV station for our area didn't take up the program so I have to watch it via ITV London on Sky. STV opted for yet another series of Taggart that is so past it's sell by date.

Welcome to Downton Abbey
"The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear, that it seems as if the way of life it represents will last for another thousand years. It won’t."

From the pen of award-winning writer Julian Fellowes comes ITV1’s brand new costume drama series, Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham and Elizabeth McGovern as Robert’s wife, Cora, Countess of Grantham.

Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.

The Crawleys have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.

Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs...
Anyone not from the UK can probably see it via the wonders of the Internet on


  1. Oh I would love this show, my favorites are time pieces, so love them. Wish they would show Downtown Abbey in Canada.....:-) Hugs

  2. I am loving it too - but it clashes with something else so have to record it. My favourite period drama has to be Bleak House though - wish they would repeat it. Forgot to mention yesterday but it's the Hopeman crop this Sunday if you are interested.


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