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Downton Abbey
Genre Historical period drama
Created by Julian Fellowes
Written by
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Shelagh Stephenson
  • Tina Pepler
Starring
Opening theme "Did I Make the Most of Loving You?"
Composer(s) John Lunn
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Gareth Neame
  • Rebecca Eaton
Producer(s)
  • Liz Trubridge
  • Nigel Marchant
Production location(s) Highclere Castle
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 47–93 minutes
Production company(s)
  • ITV Studios
    Carnival Films
    WGBH-TV
Release
Original network ITV
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Audio format Stereo
Original release 26 September 2010 (2010-09-26) – 25 December 2015 (2015-12-25)

Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century. It was created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and in the United States on PBS on 9 January 2011.

On 26 March 2015, Carnival Films and ITV announced that the sixth series would be the last. It aired on ITV between 20 September 2015 and 8 November 2015. The final episode, serving as the annual Christmas special, was broadcast on 25 December 2015.

A movie version was released in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2019, and in the United States on 20 September 2019.

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