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Meeting Mrs. Patmore: Lesley Nicol On Friendship And On Screen Cooking

Rachel Buchman - Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:58pm

At first glance, Lesley Nicol seems to be nothing like her head cook counterpart. The apron and hat are gone and replaced with contemporary hair, make-up and clothing. Instead of shouting orders to Daisy and Ivy, she’s...

Season 5 Episode 2 Downton Abbey Recap: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Rachel Buchman - Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:00am

The phrase ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll’ might not have made it into colloquial use until the 1970's, but it definitely was the theme of “Downton Abbey’s” second episode...

Laura Carmichael Joins Cast For Downton Abbey Weekend At Sea Island

Rachel Buchman - Monday, January 12, 2015 - 2:00am

You may remember an article posted here previously about a second “Downton Abbey” weekend at Sea Island, Georgia. Jessica Fellowes, niece of Julian Fellowes, will be returning and will be bringing Raquel...

Live Chat: Watch Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 2 With Us

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:04pm

Were you one of the 10 million plus viewers who watched the premiere of “Downton Abbey” season 5 last Sunday? That’s how many people PBS reports tuned in.Several of you watched it with us through this...

Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey's "Mr. Manners", Answers Your Questions Part 2

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:00am

In the second part of my interview with "Downton Abbey" historical advisor Alastair Bruce, he answers a fan question from @JeannieBinVA about why the staff lines up outside the estate to greet visitors. He...

VIDEO: Here’s A Cast Recap Of Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 1

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:08pm

By now you’ve watched the premiere episode of “Downton Abbey” season 5. (If you haven’t, stop reading this post immediately and get yourself to your DVR or click on this episode link to watch the...

Live Chat The Downton Abbey Season 5 Premiere

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, January 2, 2015 - 9:00am

As fellow blogger Rachel Buchman put it, “Downton Abbey” is best when shared. Share your viewing Sunday with us by joining our live chat of the “Downton Abbey” season five premiere right here....

Planning Your Own Downton Abbey Premiere Party

Rachel Buchman - Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

With the premiere of Season 5 this Sunday (can you believe it!?), it’s the perfect time to celebrate friends, fun and a love of our favorite drama. "Downton Abbey" is best when shared with friends, so...

Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey's "Mr. Manners", Answers Your Questions Part 1

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:40pm

Thanks to Alastair Bruce, my New Year's resolution is to sit up straighter. That is the effect the historical advisor for "Downton Abbey" has on people.Bruce finally gets his due in the "The Manners...

VIDEO: Fabulous Time Had By All At Downton Abbey Season 5 Gala

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:06am

Fans got ready for the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” by attending GPB’s annual gala screening for the first episode. As the video shows, a fabulous time was had by all as the event was held at the...