The show's producer has said there are 'no plans' to end the period drama
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
It seems that Tory and Lib Dem party managers have come up with an ingenious way of making tired peers stay late for crunch votes in the House of Lords.
Thursday 03 January 2013
After The Paradise, TV drama is once more running for the tills with Mr Selfridge. Are department stores really the new Downton?
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Viewing figures slump in the great Christmas TV turn-off - audience numbers are lowest for a decade
Sunday 09 December 2012
Estate of the nation – Stenham goes back to the drawing-room
Thursday 06 December 2012
Mrs Patmore will be so pleased that her pots pans and crockery will be raising standards in households across the world
Tuesday 27 November 2012
With the much-publicised trouncing of The X Factor in the ratings by Strictly Come Dancing, the rivalry between ITV and BBC is as healthy as ever. But have the networks called a Christmas truce?
Monday 19 November 2012
A friend of mine visiting from Miami was stunned by way different cultures mix
Friday 09 November 2012
This week the Independent's pedant-in-chief considers the stars, takes on "whet" vs "wet", and severs a misunderstanding
Sir Peter Hall apologises for 'unintentionally' heckling Downton actress after falling asleep during her West End debut
Monday 05 November 2012
Famed director says his 'bizarre' outburst was a result of 'disorientation'
Monday 05 November 2012
Downton Abbey creator would like to introduce black or Asian characters into the period drama set in an English country home.
Friday 19 October 2012
ITV chairman Archie Norman has described television advertising as a "faulty shower" and it looks like the metaphorical water pressure could well be on the blink again.
The Weekend's Television: Servants: the True Story of Life Below Stairs, Fri BBC2 / Downton Abbey, Sun ITV1
Monday 01 October 2012
When the producers of Channel 4's 2002 reality series The Edwardian Country House advertised for volunteers for their reconstruction of upstairs-downstairs life, they were surprised by an imbalance in the responses.
Saturday 18 August 2012
TV pick of the week
Saturday 28 July 2012
Parade's End, on the BBC, is a £13m co-production with HBO
Tuesday 17 July 2012
American viewers couldn't get enough of the class snobbery and grandeur of Downton Abbey. But will the misery of the East End's post-war slums prove quite as appealing when Call The Midwife becomes the latest British drama to cross the Atlantic?
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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