Highclere Castle – known to hundreds of millions of fans around the world as the real Downton Abbey – is an extraordinary place. The world famous 300 room castle is not just the location home of the drama: in real life, the estate is home the 8thEarl and Countess of Carnarvon.
While Downton Abbey immortalized a fictionalized Highclere of yesteryear, the estate today is just as compelling. With exclusive access, this new series follows Lord and Lady Carnarvon and their staff to create a memorable series that brings alive the modern version of Downton. Each episode of the highly watchable series features the entertaining and charismatic characters who live and work thereacross the 6000 acres – including the events, farm, distillery, gardens and grounds.
Executive Producer, Lorna-Dawn Creanor said: “This new series reveals the life behind the façade. With strong characters and compelling storylines, each episode will offer viewers an unprecedented look into the world of Highclere and the Carnarvons. Narrated by Lesley Nichol who plays Mrs Patmore in Downton Abbey, I’m sure that this will be a fantastic treat for the audience.”
A 5 x 60 BRINKWORTH Production for More4
Executive Producer: Lorna-Dawn Creanor
Series Director / Producer: David McConnell
Commissioning Editor For More4: Jasper Hone
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