Downton Abbey in hot water over bottle blooper | Television & radio | theguardian.com

Downton Abbey in hot water over bottle blooper | Television & radio | theguardian.com

Downton Abbey promotional picture for fifth series, with modern bottle of water on mantelpiece. Photograph: @downtonabbey/PA

A promotional picture for the new series of Downton Abbey caused an online sensation when a sharp-eyed fan of the show noticed the very modern bottle of water on the mantelpiece behind Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael.

Downton Abbey in hot water over bottle blooper | Television & radio | theguardian.com.

 

The period drama, which has yet to see its fourth-run debut stateside, will be back on PBS’ “Masterpiece Classics” in America and ITV in the U.K.

“Downton Abbey”

Downton Abbey still stands. The Emmy-winning drama from Julian Fellowes has been renewed for a fifth season — make that series, for fans in its native U.K. — and will continue to air on PBS’ Masterpiece Classics and ITV.

The period piece, which recently wrapped its fourth season in Great Britain, raking an average audience of 11.8 million viewers, won’t see its stateside return until Jan. 5. That lengthy delay has yet to dampen Downton‘s ratings momentum. The third run grossed 24 million viewers, making it PBS’ most watched drama to date.

(via ‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed for Season 5)

Downton countdown: Exciting preview from fourth series of period drama will whet fans’ appetites | Mail Online

Downton countdown: Exciting preview from fourth series of period drama will whet fans’ appetites | Mail Online

Just in case you missed the Downton Abbey Meets Broadway reference, this is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Beim Schlafengehen” from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

3. “Beim Schlafengehen”

(“Going to sleep”) (Text: Hermann Hesse)

Now that I am wearied of the day,
my ardent desire shall happily receive
the starry night
like a sleepy child.

Hands, stop all your work.
Brow, forget all your thinking.
All my senses now
yearn to sink into slumber.

And my unfettered soul
wishes to soar up freely
into night’s magic sphere
to live there deeply and thousandfold.

Composed: August 4, 1948

Text courtesy of Wikipedia

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