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Downton Abbey Season 6 Trailer Warns Heartache, Tears Ahead (watch!)

“Downton Abbey” is heading into its sixth and final season this fall and a new trailer for the UK premiere in September hints at plenty of tragedy and tears ahead. The Crawley family’s privileged way of life may be the biggest victim. You may recall, the series kicked off in 1912 at the height of the Edwardian era, when the British peerage lived in a privileged and highly regimented culture. ...

Downton Abbey Success Spawns Slew of New British Shows on PBS (video!)

Downton Abbey, on of the most successful shows ever imported for American viewing on PBS has triggered a new British invasion on public television, with the arrival of two new series later this year. “Arthur & George,” starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), and “Home Fires” will become part of the Masterpiece series, the networks flagship station WGBH announced. Samantha Bond from “Downton Abbey” and Francesca Annis, best known for films such as “Dune” and the television shows “Reckless,” and “Wives and Daughters,” will star in “Home Fires.”...