100 Words, 100 Days: Day 66. On Downton Abbey and Period Dramas.

What better way to learn about history than to check out quality televised period dramas. Last weekend saw the return to our screens of the excellent Downton Abbey, the kind of programming the British seem to do so well.

The first series began with the sinking of the Titanic and ended with the outbreak of World War I. These historic events are seen through the eyes of well-written characters that live and work in the stately manor of Downton Abbey.

As a writer, I find it challenging and refreshing to see history unfold through fictional characters.Who says television doesn’t educate?

 

 

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2 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 66. On Downton Abbey and Period Dramas.

  1. I’ve never actually seen Downtown Abbey but I am a big fan of the old Upstairs Downstairs on ITV3 which is pretty much the same thing isn’t it?

    Or am I missing a really good series?

  2. It’s basically the same format, Adam, but the characters are better drawn.

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