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Carnival is one of the UK’s leading production companies. Over the last 30 years it has produced hundreds of hours of award-winning popular television for audiences worldwide from series such as Jeeves and Wooster, Poirot, Hotel Babylon and Whitechapel to powerful miniseries such as Any Human Heart, Traffik and The Grid.  It has attracted more than 100 national and international awards and nominations, including Oscars, Emmys, BAFTAs, Royal Television Society, Oliviers and TONY Awards.

The company’s latest production is the multi-award winning Downton Abbey, the lavish period drama created and written by Julian Fellowes, that has taken the world by storm. With an all star cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Phyllis Logan, Siobhan Finneran, Rob James-Collier, and Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey has achieved huge critical and ratings success.  Winning 10 Emmys and achieving a place in the Guinness Book of Records for achieving the ‘highest critical review ratings for a TV show’, the show has been licensed in over 200 territories.

The #1 bestselling The World of Downton Abbey was written by Jessica Fellowes and published by Collins in September 2011, and the follow up companion to Series 2, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, was published by Collins in September 2012. Downton Abbey: The Complete Scripts Season 1 was published in December 2012, also by HarperCollins, with the script book of the second series to follow in November 2013. Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes was published by HarperCollins in September 2013, becoming an instant Sunday Times bestseller.

Two tie-in books to Season 5 of the show were published in Autumn 2014 by Headline – A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey and The Downton Abbey Rules for Household Staff.

 

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THE WORLD OF DOWNTON ABBEY

Downton Abbey has captured the imagination of the nation. Written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes the show has become the benchmark for quality drama, and a commentary on all things British. Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence, a world of duty and obedience and a world of romance and rivalry: this companion book takes fans deeper into that world than ever before.

Step inside one of the most beautiful houses in Britain, past Carson the butler at the front door and into the grand hallway. Catch a glimpse of the family having drinks in the drawing room before dinner, dressed in their evening finery, whilst Lord Grantham finishes writing a letter in his study. Then climb the grand sweeping staircase to the maze of rooms upstairs and peak through Lady Mary’s open door to see Anna, her maid, tidying scent bottles and jewellery on the ornate dressing table. Having admired the view of the parkland surrounding the house, follow Anna down the servants’ stairs and into the kitchens to watch Mrs Patmore frantically preparing dinner. Mrs Hughes keeps a watchful eye from her study and the world of Downton comes alive before you. Experience the inner workings of the downstairs life and be dazzled by the glamour of upstairs life with profiles of all the major characters, interviews with the actors, behind the scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes and props.

Using a structure to illustrate the main themes of the series, such as the family, daily life, war, servitude, society and style different characters will be focussed on for each chapter. Also the text will give insights into the political and social history of the period, and real-life characters and situations for comparison and illustration.

This is a must for any fan of Britain’s most watched period drama.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007431783

PUBLISHER: Collins
PUBLICATION DATE: 15th September 2011

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THE CHRONICLES OF DOWNTON ABBEY

The official companion to all three seasons.

The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful…

A changing world has brought new challenges and new guests. Inside the walls of the Great House there is more intrigue, rivalry and romance than ever.

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey take you deep into the lives of the Crawleys, their servants, lovers, friends and guests. So wander the crowded servants’ quarters and peek into luxurious bed chambers. Go beneath the surface, and experience every aspect of their lives – from daily routines, dressing tables and treasure chests to their most secret hopes and fears.

This definitive book explores the lives of every important member of the Downton estate. Focusing on each character individually, it examines their motivations, their actions and the inspirations behind them. An evocative source of story and background, it will take you even deeper into the secret, beating heart of the house.

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PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLICATION DATE: 13th September 2012

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DOWNTON ABBEY: SERIES 1 SCRIPTS

Immerse yourself in Julian Fellowes’ multi-award-winning drama. The full scripts of Series One include previously unseen dialogue and drama.

Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon and the most successful British drama of our time. Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes, the first series delighted viewers and reviewers alike with stellar performances, ravishing costumes and a gripping plot.

Set in a grand country house during the late Edwardian era, the first series of Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family upstairs and their servants downstairs as they approach the announcement of the First World War. Julian Fellowes succeeds in not only entertaining his audience with a combination of sustained storylines and sharp one-liners but also in delivering a social commentary of British life.

The Series 1 scripts give readers the opportunity to read the work in more detail and study the characters, pace and themes in depth. With an introduction and commentary from Julian Fellowes, this is an invaluable insight into how he researched and crafted the world of Downton Abbey.

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PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLICATION DATE: 20th December 2012

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DOWNTON ABBEY: SERIES 2 SCRIPTS

The full shooting scripts for the global phenomenon, Downton Abbey’s second series. Complete with unseen scenes and Julian Fellowes’ own commentary.

Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon and the most successful British drama of our time. Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes, the series has delighted viewers and reviewers alike with stellar performances, ravishing sets and costumes but above all with a gripping plot.

The second series of Downton Abbey opens in 1916 as the First World War rages across Europe. The Crawley family and their servants play their part on the front line and the home front, their lives intensified by the strain of war. Julian Fellowes succeeds in not only riveting his audience with cleverly woven storylines of love, loss and betrayal but also in delivering a social commentary of British life.

The scripts give readers the opportunity to read the work in more detail and study the characters, pace and themes in depth. With an introduction and commentary from Julian Fellowes, this is an invaluable insight into how he researched and crafted the world of Downton Abbey.

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PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLICATION DATE: 7th November 2013

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT DOWNTON ABBEY by Emma Rowley, with a forward by Executive Producer Gareth Neame

A revealing look backstage at the hit TV show Downton Abbey. In-depth interviews give an exclusive insight into the actors’ experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama.

A lavishly illustrated book full of images from the new series including those stunning 1920s costumes, which will delight the millions of devoted Downton fans. Step inside the props store or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the never-before-seen secret backstage world. Expertly crafted with inside knowledge and facts, this book will delve into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more.

With a perspective from the director’s chair and rare insights into filming, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show.

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PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLICATION DATE: 12th September 2013

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DOWNTON ABBEY

It’s 1924 and there have been many changes in the world of Downton Abbey since we were first welcomed by the family and their servants twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front, there are once again children breathing new life into the great house, a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham dinner table and hems are up by several inches.

Yet despite all of this unsettling upheaval, it is a comfort to find that many things at Downton remain largely unchanged. There are still parties to be thrown, summer fetes to be organised, menus to be planned and farms to be run. Join us, then, as we explore the seasonal events and celebrations of the great estate – Christmas, Easter, the debutante season, the hunt and more – and peer with us through the prism of the house as we learn more about the lives of our favourite characters, the actors who play them, and those who create the world we love so much.

Packed full of exclusive new photography and brimming with traditional British recipes for each calendar month, such as Eton mess and sloe gin, this beautiful book takes us on a fascinating journey through a year in the life of Downton Abbey.

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PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: 25th September 2014

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THE DOWNTON ABBEY RULES FOR HOUSEHOLD STAFF

The household staff of Downton Abbey carry out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary’s furs and which uniform to wear when? This recently recovered and fascinating staff handbook answers all of these questions and more.

Covering all the main positions of the Downton household – footman, lady’s maid, housekeeper, groundsman and more – and with a general introduction for new members of staff from Carson the Butler, this book tells you everything you need to know about working below stairs in the grand estate of Downton Abbey.

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PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: 9th October 2014

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DOWNTON ABBEY: SERIES 3 SCRIPTS

Immerse yourself in Julian Fellowes’ multi-award-winning drama. The full scripts of Series Three include previously unseen dialogue and drama.

Downton Abbey has become a national phenomenon and the most successful British drama of our time. Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes, the first series delighted viewers and reviewers alike with stellar performances, ravishing costumes and a gripping plot.

Set in a grand country house during the late Edwardian era, the third series of Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family upstairs and their servants downstairs as they cope in the aftermath of the Great War.

The Series 3 scripts give readers the opportunity to read the work in more detail and study the characters, pace and themes in depth. With an introduction and commentary from Julian Fellowes, this is an invaluable insight into how he researched and crafted the world of Downton Abbey.

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PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLICATION DATE: 4th December 2014

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