The show's producer has said there are 'no plans' to end the period drama
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
Sunday 22 December 2013
Books about royalty were a highlight of 2013, with the birth of Prince George (right) unleashing a right royal deluge of biographies of the young family, picture books of the young family, children’s books with cute cartoon versions the young family ... our favourite was by Nicholas Allan (practically a royal biographer since the huge success of his searingly insightful portrait The Queen’s Knickers in 1998): The Royal Nappy shows regal diapers since Henry VIII’s which, oddly, don’t get a mention in the year’s favourite history genre – the biographies of characters from Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall books. And still they come: Robert Hutchinson’s Thomas Cromwell and Susan Bordo’s The Creation of Anne Boleyn are out in the new year.
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Dowton Abbey star Jim Carter has hit out at the “old Etonians” he says are still running the country.
Monday 09 December 2013
Rose is presented to the King while Edith struggles with her moral dilemma
Sunday 08 December 2013
Lady Grantham and Cora's mother exchange cold words this Christmas
Tuesday 08 October 2013
A spokesman for the drama said the events in the episode were 'acted and directed with great sensitivity'
Monday 07 October 2013
Homegrown programmes enjoy sales boom as audiences in China and East Europe tune into Downtown Abbey. Other successful British exports include Broadchurch, Parade's End, Undercover Boss and Midsomer Murders.
Watch clips for some of these below:
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Potential suitor for Lady Mary arrives in the shape of Lord Gillingham
Sunday 22 September 2013
It is one thing when a TV crew lets the odd anachronism creep in. But when a real countess can't get things right, well, it's enough to make Violet Crawley choke on the hors d'oeuvres.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
The popular period drama returns Sunday 22 September
Saturday 17 August 2013
Maersk doubles shipping profits
Tuesday 30 July 2013
ITV shares today soared 5 per cent to a record high as chief executive Adam Crozier hiked the dividend almost 40 per cent and reported that advertisers are feeling “more confidence and positivity” about the UK economy.
Sunday 09 June 2013
No sport lends itself to the prose stylist and the lyrical poet quite like cricket
Saturday 27 April 2013
Friday 19 April 2013
When Alan Ball quit vampire drama True Blood at the end of its fifth season, he knew he was taking a risk. Few US show creators choose their exits – indeed The Walking Dead appears to sack one a season – and to leave, as Ball did, for an as-yet-untested show is the biggest risk of all.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more