John Maguire on Film

John Maguire on Film
Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is fundamentally a drama that celebrates one class of people oppressing another

Downton Abbey: Directed by Michael Engler, Nationwide, PG, Rating: **

Extra Ordinary: Directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ****

I wasn’t a fan of Downton Abbey, which ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015 at a time when I must have been doing something else with my Sunday evenings. The only episode I’d seen before sitting down to watch the inevitable big-screen adaptation revolved...

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