PBS special examines ‘Downton’ historical details

January 1, 2015 6:38 AM

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As you sink into the fifth season of the elegant world of Downton Abbey, spare a thought to what it takes to make it seem so true to the 1920s.

You can chalk the authenticity up to Alastair Bruce, the historical adviser, who makes sure that everyone’s backbone is straight, there’s no handshaking or clicking of glasses.

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