The End of Downton Abbey: A Look Back and a Look Ahead (with Pics!)

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The rumors that have been swirling for months are now officially fact. The doors of Downton Abbey will close after Season 6.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Cast

Downton Abbey, Courtesy of (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE

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Now Streaming on Globe Player in the US: Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Mark Rylance, Othello with Eamonn Walker

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If William Shakespeare were alive today, I think he would be chuffed that Shakespeare’s Globe has embraced streaming technology and is now bringing many of the theatre’s productions to audiences in the States via video on demand.

Mark Rylance as Olivia in Shakespeare's Globe production of Twelfth Night

Mark Rylance as Olivia in Shakespeare’s Globe 2012 production of Twelfth Night. Photo: Simon Annand

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Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home: Public TV Stations Bringing New BBC Documentary to the US

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First world problems. A funny 21st-century meme, but for people who lived in 16-century Tudor England, things such as new homes and exotic foods could be deadly. Find out how they and others were health hazards in the fascinating Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home.

Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home

Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home, courtesy of APT

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