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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05x08 Series 5, Episode 8 Aired: Nov. 09, 2014

Preparations are under way for Rose's wedding, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith's arrangement with Marigold …

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S05-Special Christmas Special(Thursday Dec. 25th, 2014 9:00PM on itv (UK))

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Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 6


production set to begin early next year.
The award-winning period drama has yet to premiere its fifth season in the US, where it airs on "Masterpiece on PBS". Fans can look forward to that premiere on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

6 weeks ago - Comment [2]

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  • Gillian Anderson reportedly turned down the part of Lady Grantham.
  • Initially some British viewers accused creator Julian Fellowes of plagiarism - borrowing ideas from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel 'Little Women.' The BBC even produced a spoof of the show…
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    Initially some British viewers accused creator Julian Fellowes of plagiarism - borrowing ideas from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel 'Little Women.' The BBC even produced a spoof of the show starring Kim Cattrall.
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  • Julian Fellowes' inspiration for his original story came from authors such as Edith Wharton ("The Buccaneers") and close friend Henry James's general research of the novel's time period and…
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    Julian Fellowes' inspiration for his original story came from authors such as Edith Wharton ("The Buccaneers") and close friend Henry James's general research of the novel's time period and subject matter. He also sourced the 1989 book "To Marry an English Lord". Elizabeth McGovern's character Cora, was the first one that he developed.
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