Lovers of the period dramas have reason to celebrate this week. After years of rumours about a film revival, the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie is finally hitting cinemas. For the first time since 2015, fans will be reunited with that aristocratic bunch, the Crawley family, as they prepare their estate for a royal visit. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Julian Fellowes’s posh soap, you’ll know that hijinks of an upstairs-downstairs variety will undoubtedly ensue.
Of course, not everyone has caught an episode of ‘Downton’. In fact, we don’t doubt that some people actively avoided it. Nevertheless, you’ve agreed to take your mum to see the movie, despite not knowing the difference between Mrs Patmore or Mr Carson. Well fret not, we’ve put together the ultimate ‘Downton’ cheatsheet. Here's our bluffer’s guide to help you tell your Dowager from your decanter.
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