I didn't watch Downton Abbey when it first came out, I started watching the first series just 3 months ago.
It is a beautifully made period drama. The locations, costumes, the story line and attention to detail make it a real pleasure to watch. I am not surprised that a second series has been made and I am very glad that it has. If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend that you watch the first series before watching the second one.
The new series of Downton Abbey begins on Sunday 18th September 2011 on ITV1 and ITV1HD at 21.00 hours.
Another programme to watch before that is: "Countrywise: The Real Downton Abbey" on same channels at 18.00 hours.
I will leave you with the beautiful theme tune from Downton Abbey, just click on the picture above. The Downton Abbey soundtrack CD will be released on Monday 19th September 2011. I have already reserved my copy! If you click on link below, you will be able to listen to a sample of each of the 19 tracks.
Track 19 is sung by Mary-Jess, it is hauntingly beautiful....