Downton Abbey

Julian Fellowes on the celebrities who ought to ‘put a sock in it’

15 April 2016 16:24

Ahead of the upcoming EU referendum, Julian Fellowes used an appearance on Question Time to put forward the case for…

War & Peace is actually just an upmarket Downton Abbey

6 January 2016 12:07

Gosh what a breath of fresh air was Andrew Davies’s War & Peace adaptation (BBC1, Sundays) after all the stale…

The past catches up with Downton Abbey cast

19 May 2015 12:38

With Downton Abbey drawing to a close after the next series, Mr S suspects that, in the interest of historical accuracy, it…

Isis-gate: Why dogs are out at Downton

24 March 2015 15:50

It’s been a bad month for dogs, first there were reports of the fatal poisoning of a prize-winning Crufts dog,…

Is theatre more left wing than other art forms? Yes – and so it should be

27 November 2014 17:07

A couple of nights ago a question arose in our post-show discussion. It is a question I am familiar with.…

Isis are dogs; pet the dogs, kill the terrorists and defend moderate Islam

31 October 2014 12:38

Malaysian pharmacist Syed Azmi has emerged from hiding to apologise for organising ‘I Want to Touch a Dog’ earlier in…

Save Isis (the dog on Downton Abbey… not the terrorists in Iraq and Syria)

28 October 2014 14:53

Downton Abbey fans are on high alert that something drastic might be about to happen to the loyal labrador of…

Downton Abbey water bottle boob

14 August 2014 16:13

Somebody find Carson the butler!

Spectator Play: The highs and the lows of what’s going on in arts this week

27 September 2013 17:51

When you hear the words ‘English art’, there are very few people who would immediately think of embroidery. As Dan…

Newt Gingrich’s Downton downtime

5 April 2013 11:09

Newt Gingrich has a new love. ‘It’s a great study of plot,’ the failed Presidential runner and former Speaker of…

Downton on the down-turn

24 September 2012 13:42

Downton Abbey has come crashing down. No, it’s not Lord Grantham’s ruinous investments but rather the uncomfortable fact that the world has…

Downton Abbey: the new Brideshead

17 October 2010 11:26

Lots of discussion of ITV’s Downton Abbey on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and in the Sundays. There is a fascinating piece by…