Guests: Jennifer Nesbitt and Amanda Dobbins
Over 10 million people watched the Season 4 opener of Downton Abbey on Sunday. That’s 2 million more that watched Season 3’s first episode. What accounts for the period drama’s increasing popularity in an era of Homeland, Breaking Bad and Treme? Besides being completely absorbed in the lives of Downton’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, it’s all things Downton Abbey with Penn State York professor JENNIFER NESBITT and AMANDA DOBBINS, writer for New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog.