Heard at the Circulation Desk – I would like to reserve Downton Abbey Season 5 disc 1.

There is so much to love about Downton Abbey!  The estates, the clothes, the scandalsdownton abbey ‘upstairs’ and ‘below stairs’, and great lines like these by Lady Grantham (Granny) –

I have plenty of friends I don’t like”.

“What is a weekend?”

Cora:  “Are we to be friends then?”

Lady Grantham: “We are allies, my dear, which can be a good deal more effective.”

If you are waiting for your reservation or if you are up to date with Downton and would like to try another BBC period series,  try one of the following well reviewed series in our collection-


Mr. Selfridge – (Season 1 – 2) Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge’s, Londons’ department store.



Lark Rise to Candleford – (Season 1 – 4) Adaptation of an autobiographical novel of the same title .  In  19th century Oxfordshire, a young girl moves to town to apprentice as a postmistress.



Bleak House – Suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th century English legal system.



Cranford – Set in the 1840’s starring Judi Dench.  The ladies of Cranford adore gossip and romance while on the brink of the Industrial Revolution and its unwelcome changes.



Call the Midwife – (Season 1 – 3) The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950’s.


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