Good news for Downton fans this Christmas!

Good news for Downton fans this Christmas!
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If, like us, it’s about this time of year when you start to grieve for the former glory of the Downton Abbey Christmas special, you’re in for a treat!

While, alas, our favourite family (and their dogs) won’t be gracing our screens anytime soon, there is light in the TV schedule thanks to the latest programme by Downton’s creator Julian Fellowes.

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Lord Fellowes is treating up to Crooked House, a TV film based on an Agatha Christie novel of the same name – and it includes many of the ingredients that made Downton Abbey such a hit. From wonderful casting, to a sumptuous manor house setting, it looks like a fantastic warm-up to Christmas.

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Many have said that Crooked House was one of Christie’s most complex mysteries, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. It’s set after WWII in The Gables – a sprawling English country manor. There’s plenty of scandal (just like Downton) and a stellar cast including Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson and Terence Stamp.

We can’t wait to try solving the mystery.

  • Crooked House is on Channel 5 at 9pm on December 17
  • Find out what else is on TV this Christmas