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Picture shows: (l-r) Jenna Coleman as Clara, Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. Adrian Rogers, © BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014

Essential Episodes for ‘Doctor Who’

New To ‘Who?’ Here’s Where to Start! A friend asked me recently, knowing I’m a Whovian expert, for some quintessential Doctor Who episodes to introduce someone to the series without getting too deep into the massive story arcs. Here is the list I came up with and the rationale behind each suggestion, which are not […]


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5 Downton Abbey and Harry Potter Connections

‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Connections

It’s an understandable question for Americans. What are the Downton Abbey and Harry Potter connections? Downton Abbey fans, take note. Any British actor who becomes popular has to face the same question, over and over, from Americans: “Do you know so-and-so? She’s from England, too!” Because, of course, all British people know each other, right? It’s such a […]


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See the Downton Abbey costumes. Photograph by Nick Briggs, © 2012 Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.

‘Downton Abbey’ Locations that are Must-See

Downton Abbey locations are becoming popular, thanks to the hit TV series. I can understand why. Several years ago, my thoughtful husband sent me on a trip to England and Scotland to visit locations that were tied to Harry Potter. Some of the cities, like Edinburgh, were important because of J.K. Rowling’s writing. Other locations, like Lacock, […]


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