Downton Abbey

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Ok, so the story goes like this…I was attending a preview event for the upcoming Mary Poppins The Musical Tour where Thomas Schumacher was presenting. After Q & A with Richard Sherman, and getting to hear Mary Poppins and Bert sing live, Mr. Schumacher said to the crowd, “There’s a terrific show you should watch, it’s called Downton Abbey” Now it is important to mention that this was before it had even premiered in the US. Because of his suggestion many years ago we have been able to enjoy this all along.

Downton Abbey is a period British Drama.

From wikipedia: “The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, a Yorkshire country house, the seat of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The first series opens at the end of the Edwardian era in 1912 with news of the family heir’s death aboard the Titanic, spanning the two years before the Great War. The second series covered the years 1916 to 1919, and the 2011 Christmas Special covered the 1919 Christmas period, ending in early 1920. The third series picks up soon afterwards, covering 1920 through the autumn of 1921. The fourth series covers a six-month period between February and August 1922, while the 2013 Christmas special was set in summer 1923.”

Now in it’s 5th year it is still as beautiful, well-written, gorgeously costumed and decorated as it was it’s first season.

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/

http://www.itv.com/downtonabbey

 

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