Never before seen clip from behind-the-scenes of Downton Abbey

Never before seen clip from behind-the-scenes of Downton Abbey

We're still in mourning that our Sunday nights have a great, big Downton-shaped hole in them, now the Crawleys and co. have elegantly waved goodybe to our TV screens for good.

But while the cast of Downton may never reprise their roles again, we have the comfort that we can still reminisce over our favourite bits of the past six series whenever we like as Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection, containing every single episode and some exclusive bonus content, hits shelves on February 29.

And to celebrate this release, we've got hold of an excluisve, never-before-seen clip from the makers and stars of the show talking about the early days of its creation. Writer and creator Julian Fellowes, executive producer Gareth Neane and stars (and all round period drama royalty!) Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville fondly look back on where the idea for the show came from and how it took off.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection is out now courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK). The box set features two discs of brand new bonus content that is exclusive to DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including: The Story of Downton Abbey; Character Documentaries; The Creators Favourite Scenes; Supercuts; and BAFTA Celebrates Downton.  Also included in the box set are Downton Abbey coasters and napkins, and an exclusive booklet “The Costumes of Downton” with an introduction from Producer Gareth Neame – it’s the ultimate Mother’s Day gift for any Downton Abbey fan.