Television Program of Note – Downton Abbey

The Well Dressed Cast of Downton Abbey
The Well Dressed Cast of Downton Abbey

From the BBC comes a well written and well costumed drama series, Downton Abbey. Set in post-Edwardian England, the television series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V.

The main male characters exhibit all the sense of style expected from an Englishman in the jaunty manner of the county manor. There is the patriarch, Robert Crawley;

Robert, Earl of Grantham
Robert, Earl of Grantham

the interloper heir Matthew Crawley;

Matthew, third cousin, once removed, of Lord Grantham
Matthew, third cousin, once removed, and heir of Lord Grantham

and the gentleman caller, Sir Richard Carlisle;

Sir Richard, Suitor to the Crawley Women
Sir Richard, Suitor to the Crawley Women

There are several other notable characters that I am sure will be gracing this blog soon enough!

There is even a parody of the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that sets up the basic premise of the program:

and lest ye think it’s all a black tie and velvet affair, feast your eyes on yonder tweed and despair from envy,

The Characters on Downton Abbey in Hunting Tweed
The Characters on Downton Abbey in Hunting Tweed
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