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Downtown Abbey Season 2

rebecca
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Downtown Abbey Season 2

Post by rebecca » Sun November 27th, 2011, 3:21 am

I am halfway through 'Downtown Abbey S2' but I thought I remembered reading that the cast also did a Christmas special....Has that been released yet? Does anyone know? I simply love the show.

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 27th, 2011, 12:49 pm

Yes, there is a Christmas Special. I believe it's being shown on Christmas Day in the UK.

I love Downton, too!
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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 27th, 2011, 3:39 pm

Yup the Christmas special is on at, er, Christmas, I've heard that it's a continuation of the story rather than a one-off programme set at Christmas.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun November 27th, 2011, 7:12 pm

Yes, can't wait for the Xmas special.
Series 2 was even more far-fetched soap opera than the first one.
But it's addictive posh soap opera - and I love it!

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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 28th, 2011, 10:04 am

And Maggie Smith's one-liners are just great! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 28th, 2011, 10:17 am

I think SPB and Vanessa sum it up perfectly - it's old-fashioned escapism.
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Downton disappointing

Post by writerinthenorth » Mon November 28th, 2011, 10:26 am

Mmm, I was a little disappointed in series 2 - much soapier and the action was just too damn fast. They had enough story lines in there to feed a couple of series, and didn't give themselves time to develop.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 28th, 2011, 12:26 pm

Probably because they had to finish in time for the next series of the dreadful I'm a Celebrity.....
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Post by princess garnet » Tue November 29th, 2011, 12:19 am

For those of us in the US, PBS's "Masterpiece" website features videos and other extras.

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Post by rebecca » Tue November 29th, 2011, 12:20 am

Thanks I will keep a vigilant eye out for it. As for Maggie Smith doesn't she help make the show! :D

Bec :)

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