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Is Downton Under King Tut's Curse?

Cybele Lange - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:00pm

Did you know that one of the previous Earls of Highclere, Lord Carnarvon, was not only the financial backer but present at the excavation of King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922? The Lord died the...

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The Labrador War

Cybele Lange - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 7:59am

Seeing the characters of Downton Abbey deal with the effects of World War I gives us a compelling story to watch every week, but did you know that there was another war going on behind the scenes? One of the real-life...

I Dreamed of Downton Last Night

Cybele Lange - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 5:19am

One of my favorite parts of Downton Abbey is seeing the house and grounds. Being an obsessive googler, I researched the house and was thrilled to discover that not only were the interior scenes shot on site (with the...

A New Season for All

Cybele Lange - Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:08am

Downton Abbey is back with a cannon blast! It's so sad to see poor Matthew at war, with that hat hiding his lovely blonde hair. Luckily for him (and us), he has some leave coming and is going to Downton, with his...

Press Roundup for Season Two of Downton Abbey

Cybele Lange - Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 1:19pm

What others are writing about season two: The New York Times looks ahead to season two The Huffington Post on season two Gawker hates it. No surprise. And for fun: which Downton Abbey character are you?

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Photos from Downton Abbey Screening

Cybele Lange - Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:44am

Here are some of the photos from the Downton Abbey screening held at GPB on January 5th, 2012.

Jennifer Saunders as the Dowager Countess

Uptown Downstairs Abbey

Cybele Lange - Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:03am

Check out this hilarious spoof we found! A host of stars, including Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Harry Enfield and Victoria Wood join forces for a period-drama-themed spoof for Red Nose Day.

Black-eyed Thomas

A Doozy of a Finale

Cybele Lange - Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 10:31am

Whoo-hoo! A town fair! I was hoping for a Tilt-A-Whirl to shake up some of the overly rigid staff, but no such luck. There’s no telling what a ride on that would do for O’Brien; that woman could use some fun. That...

Season One Finale Preview

Cybele Lange - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 2:32pm

Don't forget that the last two episodes of season one will be shown on Sunday, Jan 1! Matthew Crawley and Mary grow closer, Edith finds a beau, and Sybil comes out in society. While we don't get to see Sybil's coming...

Maggie Moments

Cybele Lange - Friday, December 30, 2011 - 7:28am

While Maggie Smith is not listed first on the cast of characters for "Downton Abbey", she is probably our favorite cast member. Her talent has been a staple of stage and screen for decades, and she is one of seventeen...

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