Just five years after the viewing audience parted ways with the enormously popular Julian Fellowes series Downton Abbey, a new feature film of the same name brings us back to the Grantham family in 1927 as they hurriedly prepare for a visit from King George V and Queen Mary of Teck.
Heavens …the king and queen are coming to stay.
The invasion of the royal service entourage presents a number of territorial challenges with the estate’s dedicated staff who approach the impossible situation with their forthright humor and rebellious nature.
Our staff have nothing to do – nothing. It’s not right for us to be humiliated in this way. …We want to defend Downton’s honor. … We think we should fight back …That’s treason.
I don’t argue, I explain.