Good news for Downton fans this Christmas!

Good news for Downton fans this Christmas!

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.


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