Escape from austerity
December 23, 2011 6:39 AM Subscribe
posted by fearfulsymmetry (92 comments total)
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has become one of the UK's most popular drama series of recent years and will take pride of place in ITV's schedule with a special episode
(video) on Christmas Day that is said to be so good as to be potentially 'vomit inducing'
It's garnered critical as well as popular praise (and some perhaps surprising
fans), recently winning four Emmys
- including one, obviously, for Maggie Smith
. However the last series, set against WWI, was seem by some as below par with rushed nonsensical plots
and spoilt by excessive advertising
The series is filmed at Highclere Castle
which was before the programme probably best known for hosting celebrity weddings
though it has an interesting
Test your knowledge of the show, and find out whether you are the Earl of Grantham or a lowly scullery maid, with this entertaining quiz.