Downton Abbey is a critically acclaimed period drama, written and created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes. The third series of the show drew an average of 11.8 million viewers over its eight episode run on ITV. Winner of over 40 national and international awards, Downton Abbey's notable accolades include Best Mini-Series at the Golden Globe Awards, Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Mini-Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards and the distinction of being the most nominated international television programme in Primetime Emmy history with 39 nominations over the first three series.
Set in an Edwardian country house at the turn of the 20th Century, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
In the drawing rooms, library and beautiful bedrooms of Downton Abbey, lives the family. Below stairs are the other residents, the servants, as fiercely jealous of their ranks as anyone above stairs. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for betterment or love or just plain adventure. The difference being they know the family’s secrets, while the family know so few of theirs.