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Masterpiece Theatre

Sneak Peek of Downton Abbey Season 5

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Helene Cohen Bludman

This week I was lucky to get a preview of Downton Abbey Season 5 and although the Downton folks are pretttty tight-lipped about revealing too much, here are some snippets that I can share.

Giving Up on Downton Abbey

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've always been an Anglophile. So I was predictably intrigued with Downton Abbey when it debuted. Beautiful noble house, fascinating family turmoil, class conflict, lovely setting, well-drawn characters.

PBS 'Masterpiece' Producer Has Book Deal

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — A longtime producer at PBS is ready to pull back the curtains on "Downton Abbey" and other "Masterpiece" favorites. Rebecca Eaton, e...

17 Parenting Lessons From 'Downton Abbey'

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

What the PBS drama can teach us about unconditional love, loyalty and reinvention.

Not On Netflix Anymore

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology

Everyone's favorite show about British lords and servants will soon find a permanent home on Amazon. Amazon just signed a deal for exclusive strea...

BBC Cancels 'Upstairs Downstairs'

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

"Upstairs Downstairs" won't return to BBC. The network has canceled the drama after two seasons. "From 'Call the Midwife' to 'Bird Song' and 'The S...

'Downton Abbey' Costumes Are Recycled From Other Television Series and Movies

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

It's enough to make the redoubtable Dowager Countess of Grantham blanch. Members of her aristocratic family wearing clothes previously worn by other p...

Broadway Miracle Sighted on PBS -- South Pacific Permitted Full Use of Real Instruments

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

South Pacific, based on a collection of stories by James Michener, is a multifaceted piece. The plot is the thing in this play, although it is loaded with the requisite number of hit tunes.

"Morning Meeting" Panel Uses Masterpiece Theater To Explain Credit Rating Agencies Corruption (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A key actor in causing the financial crisis were the credit rating agencies. In a setup doomed to cause major problems, rating agencies were paid by ...