Aristocrat

The Manners of Downton Abbey:
A Masterpiece Special

 

Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to Downton Abbey. Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants. Bruce, who holds the prestigious Order of the British Empire, is an expert on royal ceremony and custom. Among his responsibilities is to consult with the actors on how to speak, stand, sit, eat, drink, dress and keep a stiff upper lip.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 1 of 8

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.