The Manners of Downton Abbey

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (100)

A behind the scenes look at the hit drama Downton Abbey and the research that goes into properly replicating the turn of the twentieth century manners and customs of the English aristocracy for the show. The documentary is hosted by historian and royal ceremony expert Alastair Bruce, who serves as the historical adviser for the drama series, and features interviews with many of the cast. Table manners, clothing customs, courtship and romance behavior, and the ever critical etiquette between the classes are all examined in detail and explained in the context of the period.

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The Manners of Downton Abbey
1. The Manners of Downton Abbey
January 4, 2015
What goes on behind-the-scenes to get the manners of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey? Enter the world of Edwardian manners with host Alastair Bruce, historian, expert on royal ceremony and custom, and the historical advisor to the hit drama series. This one-hour documentary features revealing interviews with leading cast members, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Sophie McShera, and many others. Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants (and the servants interacted with each other), and above all why they behaved as they did. Illustrated with memorable moments from Downton Abbey, the program is a treat for fans and anyone fascinated with the customs of early 1900s Britain.
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January 4, 2015
Go behind-the-scenes with Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Hannah Spearing (Costume Department) at the Downton Abbey costume workshop to see firsthand how designers transform vintage finds into 1920s couture.
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A behind the scenes look at the hit drama Downton Abbey and the research that goes into properly replicating the turn of the twentieth century manners and customs of the English aristocracy for the show. The documentary is hosted by historian and royal ceremony expert Alastair Bruce, who serves as the historical adviser for the drama series, and features interviews with many of the cast. Table manners, clothing customs, courtship and romance behavior, and the ever critical etiquette between the classes are all examined in detail and explained in the context of the period.

The Manners of Downton Abbey is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 2015.

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The Manners of Downton Abbey is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Manners of Downton Abbey on demand at Vudu and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (100)