The Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special


Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to “Downton Abbey.” Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants.

Enjoy this preview of the program:

Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers (Jimmy) on the choreography of serving food as a footman, in this exclusive scene from The Manners of Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey historical advisor Alastair Bruce and series stars Tom Cullen (Gillingham), Brendan Coyle (Bates) and Hugh Bonneville (Robert) explain stiffness and status in attire and hats.

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