OPINION - The Leader podcast: Downton Abbey is back

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Downton Abbey was cited as an example of a ‘distinctively British’ show (Ben Blackall/PA) (PA Wire)
Downton Abbey was cited as an example of a ‘distinctively British’ show (Ben Blackall/PA) (PA Wire)

Fans of the Crawleys, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ is officially out in UK cinemas.

The second film of the franchise sees the aristocratic family go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa.

Also, this time around the family find themselves dealing with financial difficulties and need to find a way to make money.

Creator Julian Fellowes who wrote the script for the previous installments returned to pen this outing too.

Charlotte O’Sullivan is the Chief Film Critic for The Evening Standard and went to the movie’s premiere in London.

She gives her review and explains whether in the changing world of costume dramas there’s still a place for Downton Abbey.

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