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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey Read ‘Letters Live’

Warning: some of the clips in this post are incredibly sad. The website Letters of Note is staging another of its Letters Live seasons next week at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The event, like the website, is based on a simple premise, that other people’s correspondence is fascinating. So having collected various letters and notes—including Queen […]

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Recap: Big Relief! No One Dies in ‘Downton Abbey’ Finale

What a difference a year makes. Remember the bummer of last year’s final episode of Downton Abbey, when viewers were left in shock and tears as Matthew Crawley died in an auto accident just hours after the birth of his first son and heir? Happily, this fourth season’s finale contained no deaths and concluded on […]

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Recap: Life Gets Bazaar at Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey was as busy as London’s Paddington Station with all the comings and goings in Season Four’s seventh episode. Lady Mary’s various beaus kept popping up like toast, Aunt Rosamund paid a visit and the entire village descended on the estate for the annual church bazaar. In between, there were multiple declarations of love, […]

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Recap: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lady Mary Finds Love, or at Least Like, in a Pigpen

It is busy, busy, busy both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey in Season Four’s sixth episode. There are arrivals and departures, several possible romances brewing, an abortion contemplated and Downton’s oldest resident, the Dowager Countess, takes ill, as do its newest residents, a bunch of pigs. Departing is Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), who’s grudgingly […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 3

Despite his hidebound punctiliousness, Carson (Jim Carter) can prove a sage at times. He did so in last night’s episode of Downton Abbey when the butler weighed in with the observation, “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” Plenty of memories were acquired in the episode as lady’s […]