Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 26, 2010
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
90 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network

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Downton Abbey (UK)

Downton Abbey is a historical drama written by Julian Fellowes. The series follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in an Edwardian country house just after the turn of the 20th century.

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05x01 Series 5, Episode 1 Aired: Jan. 04, 2015

Early 1924 Both the Earl and Carson are upset by the election of a Labour government. The villagers want to build a war memorial, and ask Carson …

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Dry your eyes, Downton fans it's not the end of the road for your favourite characters as butler Mr Carson and his new wife, housekeeper Mrs Hughes head into retirement to the village of King’s Oak, Birmingham to buy a house which they intend to run as a B&B. in a new spin-off series which is expected to hit screens in 2017 and is codenamed ‘Downstairs Abbey, will initially be set at the start of the 1930s, but producers hope that its plot will run through until 1964,

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  • Cast members of the show have revealed that the costumes are, in many cases, actual articles of clothing from the 1910s and 1920s. They are so fragile that they cannot be laundered, and as a…
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    Cast members of the show have revealed that the costumes are, in many cases, actual articles of clothing from the 1910s and 1920s. They are so fragile that they cannot be laundered, and as a result, don't smell very good.
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  • It was reported that Steven Waddington auditioned for the part of Bates.
  • According to Julian Fellowes, the parts played by Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle and Maggie Smith were written for the actors that played them.
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