After the tumult of the First World War, series three of Downton Abbey finds a whole way of life in the balance, says Julian Fellowes.
“It’s really about that moment after a crash when you feel your body to see how many bones are broken. I think society was going through that in 1919 and 1920 – just how much of the old life was coming back? Were people prepared to do those jobs? How much more money were they going to want and so on? You had some people thinking that the old ways were probably over and others thinking things didn’t seem to be as different as all that.”
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