Downton Abbey was first beamed into our homes in September 2010, as ITV tried their hand at producing a period drama to rival the BBC. Little did they know the it would become such a hit. Within weeks, it had become clear the British public had fallen in love with the 1912, Highclere Castle-set show, about the lives of the aristocratic Gratham family and their staff, living in their sprawling Yorkshire home. And we weren’t the only ones who loved it. Downton soared stateside, too, notching up an array of impressive awards, including a Golden Globe and several BAFTAs, and becoming the most nominated non-US show in Primetime Emmy history. With Downton Abbey season three fast approaching, we’re seriously excited about the next instalment of the show. Aren’t you?