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Downton Abbey Dish #44

Deborah Gilbert | March 25, 2016
Downton Abbey Dish #44

What has been the most constant topic of conversation on Downton Abbey since the Titanic was attacked by the blasted iceberg? Change. And now that we have exited the story Crawley (for now), it’s time for some changes here as …

This Season’s Brit TV Favorites Are Back

Deborah Gilbert | March 25, 2016
This Season’s Brit TV Favorites Are Back

“You have to be grateful for what you’ve got; not what you’ve not got.” That is the motto of an expectant couple on the season opener of Call the Midwife and it’s a good motto for anyone generally in life, …

The British Telly Dish: This Season’s Brit TV Favorites Are Back

Deborah Gilbert | March 25, 2016
The British Telly Dish: This Season’s Brit TV Favorites Are Back

“You have to be grateful for what you’ve got; not what you’ve not got.” That is the motto of an expectant couple on the season opener of Call the Midwife and it’s a good motto for anyone generally in life, especially here on the first post of The British Telly Dish, by Downton Dish contributor and British TV maven Deborah Gilbert.

Famous Faces on Mr. Selfridge

Elisa Lichtenbaum | March 22, 2016
Famous Faces on Mr. Selfridge

Based on Lindy Woodhead’s biography Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge, the series blends fictional characters and storylines with those inspired by the real-life people and celebrities from Selfridge’s life. Cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden, blues singer Alberta Hunter, and vaudeville stars The Dolly Sisters are just a few of the famous faces that pop up in Season 4. To christen the final season, here’s a guide to some of the notable figures who have added sparkle, excitement, and drama to past seasons.

Downton Abbey: Season 6 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | March 14, 2016
Downton Abbey: Season 6 Recap

by Deborah Gilbert, British TV Maven & thirteen.org contributor As we stare into the Downtonless abyss, let us pause and remember where we were when Season 6 began, and take heart: Mary was all dressed up, only to sit alone …

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | March 7, 2016
Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

Who woulda thunk it, back when we first entered the story of the House of Grantham, on that fateful day, the morning after the Titanic sank, that when all was said and done, luckless Lady Edith would be married to …

British Drama on THIRTEEN: What’s New in April

Ariel Min | March 7, 2016
British Drama on THIRTEEN: What’s New in April

So we’ve said our farewell to Downton Abbey. But your Sunday night British drama fix doesn’t have to end there — THIRTEEN brings you all new seasons of Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge and Grantchester in April. Watch the previews below and also catch up on the previous episodes to get ready for the new season premieres.

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 8 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 19, 2016
Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 8 Recap

Golly gumdrops! I hope you all had a box of Kleenex at the ready as you watched this episode, because if you didn’t start blubbing uncontrollably when Mary was talking to Matthew at his grave, and that Mary and Matthew …

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 7 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 14, 2016
Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 7 Recap

OK, when there was all that palava with Isobel, all nervous, waiting in the library for the returning warriors, and then Consigliere Sprat turned up with a mysterious goodbye gift from The Dowager that they couldn’t bring upstairs, did anyone …

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 6 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 7, 2016
Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 6 Recap

This week we learn that Mary, whose exacting standards are rivaled only by Violet and Carson, wants to encourage Edith’s beau, Brancaster Bertie, to compete on England’s Olympic Bore Team. Mary will have no trouble getting him a spot. She …

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