Sunday, 26 September 2010

Downton Abbey - the new Gosford Park?













Sunday sees the premier of this year's latest period drama. Although 'Downton Abbey' is not based on a novel, the writing is sure to be superb, with author Julian Fellowes having won an Oscar in 2002 for the screenplay of 'Gosford Park'. Set in a country house in 1912, the drama follows a typical 'upstairs downstairs' theme, juxtaposing the aristocratic Crawley family with their secretive servants to critque Edwardian society. Starring Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville among others, the drama will be on at 9 o'clock on ITV. A trailer can be seen here

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