Downton Abbey Season 3

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 8

William Hanson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

Even though I have sat through the past eight weeks nit-picking and exclaiming in cod-horror every time one of the cast appeared with one too many buttons fastened, this third series of Downton Abbey has been excellent.

Downton's Dame Heart Scare Rumours Denied

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith has dismissed reports she was at the centre of a heart scare. Her spokeswoman said of the award-winning actres...

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 7

William Hanson | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

The end of Downton series 3 is in sight. Quite frankly I don't know how I will cope when its gone. But let's not dwell, and focus on the issues of etiquette that were featured in the penultimate episode of this stellar series.

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 5

William Hanson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

It seems almost callous to start unpicking the etiquette of tonight's deeply moving and sad episode... but here we go...

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 4

William Hanson | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

It was so refreshing to get some quality drama on ITV1 last night following the farce that came before this week's stellar episode of Downton Abbey.

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 3

William Hanson | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

Episode 3, perhaps my favourite one of the series to date, contained relatively few etiquette slip-ups, which for a large chunk of the episode worried me that I would have nothing to say! But, panic not, I found some, as well as some other interesting matters of note.

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 2

William Hanson | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

The custom of pouring wine right up the top of the glass is something only modern (high street) restaurants do. For a moment last night the dining table of Downton looked like Pizza Express.

Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 1

William Hanson | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Hanson

Downton Abbey waltzed back on to our screen last night, to the gratitude of the nation. It will come as no surprise that this is one of my favourite shows, not just because of the drama and characters but also the etiquette, customs and clearly defined class structure that was present at the time.