All things Downton Abbey
January 10, 2014
Guests: Jennifer Nesbitt and Amanda Dobbins
Over 10 million people watched the Season 4 opener of Downton Abbey on Sunday. Thatâ€™s 2 million more that watched Season 3â€™s first episode. What accounts for the period dramaâ€™s increasing popularity in an era of Homeland, Breaking Bad and Treme? Besides being completely absorbed in the lives of Downtonâ€™s characters — upstairs and downstairs– what can we learn about post-World War 1 Britain in a time of political and social change? And what can we look forward to in upcoming episodes? In this hour of Radio Times, itâ€™s all things Downton Abbey with Penn State York professor JENNIFER NESBITT and AMANDA DOBBINS, writer for New York Magazineâ€™s Vulture Blog.