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Downton Abbey

SCW
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Post by SCW » Sun May 29th, 2011, 12:27 pm

Just watched the first episode and I will say that it is my new favourite program now.
Only gripe is that there are too many ad breaks. But apart from that really wonderful

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Post by Madeleine » Sun May 29th, 2011, 6:22 pm

How many ad breaks do you have? On Sky Atlantic, there are 5 in Game of Thrones, drives me mad. I think when Downton was shown here, it had 3 or 4.
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Post by SCW » Mon May 30th, 2011, 3:38 am

It aired from 8.30pm to about 10.10pm. There were about six ad breaks that seemed to be around 4 minutes long each time. But this aside I thought it was the best costume drama I've seen since North and South (the BBC 2004 Program) or the 1990s Pride and Prejudice.

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Post by Amanda » Mon May 30th, 2011, 6:51 am

I saw some interesting news on Facebook......

writer Julian Fellows is writing a 4 part series called Titanic for the centenary in 2012.

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Post by SCW » Sat June 4th, 2011, 1:56 am

My initial reaction to this was that the story of the Titanic was fully covered by the 1997 film. But Julian Fellows is a good writer and I would be interested in seeing this mini series now.

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Post by Telynor » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:08 am

[quote=""SCW""]My initial reaction to this was that the story of the Titanic was fully covered by the 1997 film. But Julian Fellows is a good writer and I would be interested in seeing this mini series now.[/quote]

I don't think it could be as horrible as the Cameron film (yes, I know folks love it, but I hated it), and I do like Fellows work, so... I did manage to see some stills from Downton Abbey season 2, and it looks to be just as good as the first. Now -that- one I am looking forward to!

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Post by rebecca » Wed September 7th, 2011, 1:45 am

One of the reasons why I prefer to buy the DVD's of TV shows is so I can miss the blasted Adverts.

I loved Downtown Abbey. I mean it has everything good actors, a wonderful script and the always watchable Maggie Smith. I am now waiting for the second season to be released and I'll be buying that one too...I also think there is a Christmas special? No worries I'll get that one too.

Another drama I really loved was Cranford and I also waited to buy that on DVD as adds truly do spoil the show.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 7th, 2011, 8:49 am

2nd series starts showing here in a couple of weeks and apparently there is a Xmas special too.
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Post by Ash » Wed September 7th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Any idea when it starts in the states?

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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 7th, 2011, 2:50 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Any idea when it starts in the states?[/quote]

Nope sorry. Not even sure what day it actually starts here, but from all the publicity I think it will be in the next couple of weeks or so.
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