Julian Fellowes’ hit drama Downton Abbey begins a second series on ITV1 next weekend.
Returning to Downton Abbey in 1916, we see the effects of the First World War on the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. And when the storms of war have finally cleared, will the way of life known by all the inhabitants of Downton have changed forever?
Episode 1 airs at 9pm on Sunday 18th September 2011 on ITV1. Here are ten teasing lines of dialogue from the episode…
» ‘The war is reaching its figures into Downton and scattering our chicks.’
» ‘Flattered is a word that posh people use when they’re getting ready to say no.’
» ‘Cora’s flowers always look more suited to a first communion in Southern Italy.’
» ‘I hate Greek drama when everything happens offstage.’
» ‘You send me off to war a happy man.’
» ‘Sometimes it feels as if all the men I ever danced with are dead.’
» ‘I cannot remember being more disappointed in any man.’
» ‘The only ruin that I recognise is to be without you.’
» ‘Thank you for my deliverance.’
» ‘You bitch!’