PBS video: Downton Abbey Co-creator and Executive Producer Gareth Neame explains the dramatic changes that take place in Season Two as the series picks up in the summer of 1916, with British soldiers in the trenches of northern France during WWI.
In 1969, his grandfather, Ronald Neame, directed Downtown Abbey star Maggie Smith in her Academy Award-winning performance of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie."
PBS video: Downton Abbey: The cast comes to New York City to meet their devoted fans http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/watch/downtonabbey2_newyork.html
PBS video: Downton Abbey, Season 2: A Special Q&A with the Cast
Press Association video: Some of the stars of ITV1's Downton Abbey discuss their hopes for Series 3 in 2012, which begins filming in February.
Alessandra Stanley of the New York Times reviews the new season with her oh-so predictable mixture of faint praise and mock disdain.
(But if it was about Obama, then watch out for the flow of superlatives!)
As for those photos of Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay) dressed as a nurse, that's the most intense and longing shot of a nurse since longtime HBB favorite Juliette Binoche in The English Patient. More use of Jessica in season three next year, PLEASE!
Series Two runs Sunday January 8th to Sunday February 19th
Inside Downton Abbey: