Thursday, 6 September 2012

Only 10 Days To Go!!!!

Only ten days to go!  Series 3 of

Downton Abbey

starts in the UK on Sunday 16 September - can't wait!

I've been re-reading my copy of "The World of Downton Abbey" (published by Collins).  Not only does it contain lots of photos of the characters, but also goes behind the scenes to show some aspects of  filming.  There's also lots of good background information about the era covered by the programme - fashion, working in service, etc.  It's a great book.  If you are a fan of the programme then you will love it.

There's a Downton Abbey Facebook page which has lots of photos, interviews etc.

I've been watching Parade's End which is on BBC2, but find the characters totally selfish and uninteresting.  Perhaps it will get better?!?  It got some great reviews in the "quality" press, which probably just means that I'm extremely common because I'm not that keen on it.  
I just enjoy a good old-fashioned story with a wonderful range of characters - that's Downton!
Love, Liz


gillyflower said...

I rarely watch TV but am aware how popular this is (my Mum loves it!), but I do love hearing the theme music on the radio - hope you enjoy it!!!
Gill xx

Scarlet said...

I was very excited this morning when I heard that it was back next Sunday.My 17 year old daughter loves it too, so that's our Sunday evenings sorted!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh I know, I am beyond excited!!
Victoria xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Ooh! I didn't know that, so thanks for blogging about it. So looking forward to it.

June said...

I too love Downton. I've not watched Parade's End but have seen some of the write ups. I'll be glued to the TV on Sunday!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

It's perfect Sunday evening telly, I love it. I wasn't sure about Parade's End either.

sky-blu-pink said...

Oh yes! I love it, and bizarrely my husband, who previously would have gone on the computer at the mere whiff of a costume drama, until Larkrise to Candleford! I have the book, too, and I got a copy or my mother too.

Mrs. H said...

I am watching the re runs as we speak!
: )

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,
This series is currently unknown in Germany!
Is it like "The house at Eton Place"?
I loved this series!

My Vintage Mending said...

I am so jealous. We have to wait several more months to get it over here in the states. Think of me while you are enjoying pure genius. Smiles...Renee

Claire said...

Hey Liz, I can't believe you're onto series 3 already. We only just finished series 2 a few short weeks ago and had to wait aaaaages to see it. No doubt we will have to wait till next year to see the new series. The book sounds very interesting but I might just have to check out the FB page, for a little behind the scenes extras....

Claire :}

vintage grey said...

I have never heard of this! Looks good! xo Heather

Rose H (UK) said...

I didn't see Downton Abbey first time around Liz, but decided to watch ITV3's re-run from the first programe as I'd heard so much about it. I love it, it's like Upstairs, Downstairs on steriods! I'm so looking forward to the new series.

Rose H

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wooo! can't wait!! Saturday The Thick Of It, Sunday Downton, thats my weekends sorted for a while!