In anticipation of the September 2019 release of the Downton Abbey feature film, Downton Abbey Live! is a celebration of all aspects of the wildly successful British drama.
Broadcast from New York City before a live studio audience, scheduled participants include cast members Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Kevin Doyle (Molesley), Harry Hadden-Paton (Bertie), and Michael C. Fox (Andrew Parker), with executive producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Composer John Lunn will also be live in the studio, performing piano arrangements of his evocative themes from the series.
When to Watch
Downton Abbey Live! premieres Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. on CPTV. It will encore on CPTV on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:30 p.m., and on CPTV Spirit on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8 p.m.
More About Downton Abbey Live!
Additional live segments currently scheduled include costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins from WTTW Chicago; new taped interviews with Hugh Bonneville and Julian Fellowes will also be featured. This special will be hosted by award-winning ABC News journalist (and huge Downton fan!) Deborah Roberts.
Driven by lively conversation between host Roberts and guests, Downton Abbey Live! will reveal never-before-heard stories from the series, plus clips of the upcoming movie and a warm look back at one of the most successful period dramas in history. In addition, PBS viewers from around the country will have an opportunity to have their questions about the Downton Abbey series and upcoming movie answered by the cast and creators. What secrets will be revealed?