Downton Abbey

Airdates for Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey kicks off Masterpiece Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration with airings on four consecutive Sundays. The drama aired in seven parts on ITV, but apparently, PBS decided to combine them for American audiences! Sunday, January 9, 2010, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET EPISODE ONE: Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), “Downton Abbey” depicts the lives …

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Downton Abbey

Premiere of Downton Abbey

For my lucky UK readers, Downton Abbey, ITV’s new costume drama series, premieres tonight at 9 pm. We Americans shall have to cool our heels until PBS airs the mini-series in January, as part of their celebration of Masterpiece Theater’s 40th anniversary (and we can look forward to the remake of Upstairs, Downstairs, penned by …

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