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Downton Abbey has been the most successful TV show of recent years. It has one multiple awards and has been shown in over 100 countries.
The ITV period drama starring Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonnerville opened to critical acclaim last year and the second series which concludes this evening has proved just as popular.
The show, created by Julian Fellowes fits perfectly in the Sunday evening slot on ITV1 and has fans from a wide spectrum. Downton Abbey follows the story of Lord Grantham, his family and staff. The twisting and often fast moving storylines are punctuated by the put downs of the Dowager Countess played by Maggie Smith. ITV have recently announced that a Christmas special will be made and a third series will be broadcast in September 2012.
The second series has focused on the outbreak World War 1. The war has changed everybody and viewers have been glued to their seats. It has been an emotional journey and this evenings finale promises to be the most tear jerking yet.
As the series draws to a close we are wondering who will be struck down with Spanish flu, will Lady Mary and Matthew finally get together, and will Lord Grantham manage to last the episode without putting his tongue down the maid’s throat. One thing that is for sure is that it will be full of tears, surprises and will leave the audience begging for more.