The U.S. premiere of the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey in January 2016 drew a whopping 9.9 million viewers, making the British television series one of the most popular PBS programs ever.
The historical drama follows a family of aristocrats and their servants from the sinking of the Titanic in April, 1912 to New Years Eve, 1925.
The stars of the show return on September 20, but this time on the big screen, four years later.
Today on All Sides: the world of Downton Abbey.
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- Jessica Fellowes, author of five companion book to the TV series Downton Abbey
- Elizabeth Dillenburg, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, specializing in modern European history with a focus on Britain