Don’t miss Bafta Celebrates Downton Abbey, Mon 21 Dec, 9pm, ITV, where Jonathan Ross welcomes all the current cast for a big celebration of the series.
Downton Abbey will wrap up for good after this episode (sob!), which promises an âœunforgettableâ New Year’s Eve as the family and downstairs riff-raff welcome in 1926. Production spent a week at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – doubling as the home of Bertie Pelham -while dining scenes were filmed at London’s Ritz hotel. To read a preview of this episode go to p141. Downton costume designer Anna Robbins reveals:
For each season, Mary, Edith or Cora might have 100 pieces in their wardrobe.
It takes up to a week to design a new outfit for the Dowager.
Anna found Lady Rose’s wedding dress in a box in a dusty old attic.