A while back on someone's blog, sorry I've forgotten which one, I saw the PBS Masterpiece Special, Downton Abbey introduced. The show seemed intriquing, but now I'm hooked. This past Sunday I missed it since we were coming back from the show, but I found that I can watch the previous episode online and thought I'd share it with you:
The scenery is just beautiful and you feel as if you are right there. The series was filmed at Highclere Castle in Berkshire that was used as Downton Abbey, with the servants' living areas constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios.
The village of Bampton in Oxfordshire was used for filming the outdoor scenes, most notably St Mary's Church and the village library, which became the entrance to the cottage hospital (a cottage hospital~only during this time period would this have sounded cute).
Another program that I've really enjoyed watching is The Tudors. Not all the episodes I've watched I've liked, but some have been interesting.