British Television

‘Downton’ and ‘Midwife’ X-mas Specials Mark the Spot: In Front of a TV

It’s going to be an exhausting Christmas Day this year for fans in England of both Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife.

Damian Lewis, Maggie Smith Score Biggest British Emmy Wins

The biggest British wins at last night’s Emmys were the acting awards given to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey and to Damian Lewis for Homeland, but American series snatched other major awards away from strong British contenders.

British Invasion Will Continue in 2012-13 TV Season

You might just think you’re in England if you turn on your TV next fall. That’s because the new 2012-13 TV schedule will be crammed with shows featuring British stars or based on UK programs.

‘Downton Abbey’ Roundup: Wedding Bells for Another Crawley Sister?

After all the excitement last month with its will-she-or-won’t-she brouhaha about whether Maggie Smith wanted off of Downton Abbey (apparently, she didn’t), news about the hit British TV series was scarcer in recent days.

Time’s Up for ‘Upstairs Downstairs’

Fans of the revived Upstairs Downstairs will no longer be able to view the goings-on either upstairs or downstairs at 165 Eaton Place. The BBC has announced that the period drama, which aired the final episode of its second season in …

‘Meat’ the Crawleys at Downton Arby’s

The Downton Abbey parody and mashup videos just keep coming. The latest, and an especially amusing one, not only roasts the hit British TV drama but roast beefs it as well.

‘Downton’ Roundup: News from the Abbey, Including Airdate for Julian Fellowes’ ‘Titanic’

It’s been a little over a week with no Downton Abbey. No yearning looks exchanged between Lady Mary and Matthew. No evil plotting over a smoking break by Thomas and O’Brien.

Got ‘Downton Abbey’ Withdrawal Blues?


All good things must come to an end.

Not Getting Enough of Your ‘Downton Abbey’ Fix on TV?

Here’s your chance to impress your friends and family with your prognosticating abilities. The DVD of the second season of Downton Abbey goes on sale tomorrow (February 7), nearly two weeks before the Emmy-winning British TV series …

‘Downton Abbey’ Breathes New Life into Elizabeth McGovern’s Career

Downton Abbey, the hit British series that begins its second season on PBS this Sunday (Jan. 9), has positively pushed the reset button on the career of Elizabeth McGovern.