Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey (2010)

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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: During a conversation with Carson in the library, Lord Grantham bends down to pet the dog and addresses her as "boy" but throughout the rest of the series, Isis is a female dog.

Correction: In season 1 the dog is Pharaoh, a boy. Between season 1 and 2, Pharaoh dies and lord Grantham gets Isis.

Episode #2.1 - S2-E1

Corrected entry: During discussion in the servants quarters, John's estranged wife remarks "as if!" which is a noted 80s verbiage. Not at all early European nor American. (00:42:26)

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Correction: Yes, it was used heavily in the 80's, but that's not when it originated. One of the earliest written use of the phrase comes from 1903 in the book "The Pit" by Frank Norris. And usually words and phrases that appear in print originated verbally before that (unless the author is credited with creating the word or phrase).


Christmas Special - S6-E9

Corrected entry: At the welcome back dinner for Rose and Atticus, Mrs. Crawley mentions Tim and Amelia living in Cavenham. But Larry Grey was the one married to Amelia, not Tim.

Correction: She said "Let him and Amelia..." She doesn't say Tim, and they just mentioned Larry, so "him" refers to Larry.


Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Corrected entry: While setting up a fire in lady Mary's bedroom, Daisy mentions that she "hates this room", and they show a clip of Mary carrying the dead body of Mr. Pamouk. Why would that have anything to do with Mary's room? There is no reason that Daisy would think he had been in Mary's room at all.

Correction: When Daisy was coming up the servant stairs in the hallway she sneakily saw the women carrying his body out of her room to his.

Correction: It was not uncommon for servants to be called "Mr. (employer's name)" This is seen in other episodes too, particularly when the family goes on vacation to other large homes and takes the servants with them.


Episode #5.2 - S5-E2

Corrected entry: During a scene in the Drew's house where Lady Edith is visiting Marigold, the sound of a cellphone ringing in vibrate mode can be heard repeatedly, at first very faintly and then more loudly after Lady Edith exits the room.

Correction: It's not a mobile phone, it's a sheep bleating outdoors.

A Moorland Holiday - S5-E9

Corrected entry: Mr Carson says he has "registered" the house in the name of him and Mrs Hughes. Not if this was 1924! The Land Registration Act was introduced in 1925, effective 1 Jan 1926.

Correction: The Land Registration Act of 1925 was just an extension of an already in place land registration system. Land registration was already in effect, starting with the Land Registry Act of 1862. Certainly no mistake that he "registered" the house in 1924.


Show generally

Corrected entry: None of the characters age the number of years shown in the series. This is particularly noticeable in Lady Sybil who would have been 14 in the first episode, as Mary mentions that she is 21 near the end of season two, yet she does not look any older.


Correction: Sybil was born in 1896, making her 16 in 1912, the year of the first episode. It's not out of the question that she could have been more or less fully matured by then, or at least matured enough that there's not enough maturing left to be done between the ages of 16 and 21 to be noticeable.

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Episode #4.8 - S4-E8

Corrected entry: While they are getting ready for the bazaar, Rosamund sees Edith lifting a basket and comes over to ask her if she should be lifting in her condition. She calls her Rose instead of Edith. (00:47:00)

Correction: Rosamund does not say 'Rose'. Tom shouts 'Rose' just before Rosamund says to Edith 'Should you be doing this?' The timing of it makes it sound like the same sentence, but it's not Rosamund that says 'Rose'.

Episode #2.7 - S2-E7

Other mistake: When the dowager visits Matthew in his bedroom to tell him Mary is still in love with him before he goes through with marrying Lavinia, the curtains hanging behind Matthew are so wrinkled and creased just as curtains are when they come out of a package from the store. The crease lines are terrible! One would think set design would have steamed them as in real life, they would have been custom-made and certainly not folded up like that for shipping, thus never having creases like that.

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A Moorland Holiday - S5-E9

Trivia: We see everyone at Brancaster Castle in Northumberland for the grouse shooting season. Brancaster Castle's real name is Alnwick Castle, which has been used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

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Show generally

Question: I understand that the show won the Emmy for Best Made-For-TV Movie or Miniseries. And, yet, the show has had more seasons. Just how do the rules for that category work and what made Downton Abbey eligible to be considered a miniseries?

Answer: Yes, because at the time it was not sure if it would continue and since it was short it could be seen as a miniseries. it also depends on where the producers decide to submit it. However since it continues on it is no longer a miniseries but a full series and thus cannot be submitted in the miniseries category anymore.

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