"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

Cast of the PBS series "Downton Abbey." - (PBS)

Cast of the PBS series "Downton Abbey."

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"Downton Abbey" Creator And Cast Members

The Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey" begins its next season in January on PBS. “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes and three cast members on the surprising success of the show and what to expect in season four.

America’s favorite aristocrats are returning to the U.S. PBS’ "Downton Abbey" is the British period drama that chronicles the lives of the Crawley family: Lord and Lady Grantham, their three daughters and a host of servants who keep their grand house running. The show digs into issues of class, gender and sexuality during an era of rapid change. Season four of the show premieres on Sunday, Jan. 5 on PBS stations around the country. Today on The Diane Rehm Show, catching up with the Crawleys of Downton Abbey.

Guests

Julian Fellowes

writer and creator, "Downton Abbey." He also wrote the film "Gosford Park," which won an Oscar in 2002.

Laura Carmichael

actress who plays Lady Edith Crawley, the middle daughter of Lord and Lady Grantham.

Lesley Nicol

actress who plays Mrs. Beryl Patmore, the head cook at Downton Abbey.

Rob James-Collier

actor who plays Thomas Barrow on "Downton Abbey." Thomas started as the footman, now is the under butler.

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