After an hour with the trapped lives of Breathless, I need to come up for air.
Downton’s darkest series to date concludes with broken hearts, spurned lovers and new mysteries. Business as usual, basically. In a finale as full of sumptuous costumes as it is melodrama, the various storylines that have dominated this series are brought to a close, setting up plenty of material for the show’s fifth series in 2014.
Beautiful snapshots that still do not fit perfectly together.
It’s true that the very best Downton Abbey storylines and developments tend to polarise fans.
Breathless delivers on style and substance with its scary portrayal of Britain at the start of the Sixties.
Swish new Sixties medical drama Breathless ups the ante in the battle for Thursday’s prime time.
At a buzzing Soho Literary Festival, Christopher Isherwood’s lifelong partner recalls his time with the writer – and their animal alter egos.
At the risk of angering fans across the nation, I’m going to say it: Matthew’s death may be the best thing that could have happened to Downton Abbey.
Everyone is tossing traditions out the window in this week’s Downton. Violet is turning into a bit of a feminist. Edith is kissing married men and (gasp!) eating in public!
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