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Downton Abbey

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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 7th, 2011, 4:04 pm

Downton Abbey starts on the 18th in the UK. You could always record it and then fast forward the ads!
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Wed September 7th, 2011, 4:06 pm

I think the new season of Downton starts in January here in the US. I can't wait!

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Post by rebecca » Thu September 8th, 2011, 3:26 am

I think the second season of Downtown Abbey will probably start in the middle of 2012(in Australia) as the DVD of the first series have only just been released for sale.

Once it is released by Amazon U.K I will be buying both the second season and the Christmas special. It's a show that I can re-watch again and again. It is television bliss.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 8th, 2011, 9:46 am

Aaagh! Have just read that the TV people have scheduled the final series of Spooks at the same time as Downton - they'll both be on at 9.00 from 18th September.
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Post by rebecca » Tue September 20th, 2011, 1:17 am

So good to see Downtown Abbey win some Emmy's including Julian Fellowes and Maggie Smith and I think the show itself got a well deserved award. I can't wait to buy the second series :D As it is I have also ordered the book on Downtown Abbey-written by Julian's wife(I think?).

And Tyrion(Peter somebody-I am terrible with names!)from Game of Thrones won YAY! :D

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 20th, 2011, 8:32 am

Yes, the awards were very well deserved. I think it's an excellent series. I like the fact it has a sense of humour running through it. Maggie Smith is a hoot!
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Post by princess garnet » Wed September 21st, 2011, 12:32 am

Here's the publicity for season 2, US broadcast

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Post by rebecca » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 1:41 am

I think the DVD of the second season will be released by November on Amazon U.K I will be looking forward to it.

I love Maggie Smith in it and doesn't Julian Fellowes save the best lines for her..she is just brilliant.

Bec :)

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Post by annis » Sat September 24th, 2011, 7:01 am

This looks interesting- a non-fiction book about Highclere Castle, which provides the setting for the Downton Abbey series, and its inhabitants, especially Lady Almira Carnavon, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.

Lady Almira and the real Downton Abbey, by Lady Fiona Carnavon, current chatelaine of Highclere

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Post by rebecca » Sun September 25th, 2011, 5:55 am

I saw that and am interested in it and so I will keep an eye out for it. I also ordered last week a book on Downtown Abbey--I think it is written by Julian Fellowes wife? Not too sure though.

Bec :)

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