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Johnson: Downton Upper

Had Britain not produced a Winston Churchill or a Margaret Thatcher Americans might know more about another British Prime Minister David Lloyd George pictured here in the prime of his long life. A few million of us have been, sort of, introduced to Lloyd George thanks to the PBS import of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series that began its fourth season last Sunday. In an episode in the first season of Downton, Lloyd George’s name is mentioned in passing drawing, as usual, a stinging retort from the Dowager Countess played so well by Maggie Smith. “Please don’t speak that man’s name,” she huffs, “we are about to eat”/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Post. More here.

Question: So did you watch 4th season premiere of "Downton Abbey"? Aren't you glad no major characters were killed off in the making of the two-hour premiere?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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