The Manners of Downton Abbey:
Air date: Sun., Dec. 11, 7:00 pm
A Masterpiece Special
Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to Downton Abbey. Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants. Bruce, who holds the prestigious Order of the British Empire, is an expert on royal ceremony and custom. Among his responsibilities is to consult with the actors on how to speak, stand, sit, eat, drink, dress and keep a stiff upper lip.
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