Oh Blimey! Downton Abbey plastic bottle blunder goes viral!

Click image for bigger view of the...ahem...bottle

Click image for bigger view of the…ahem…bottle

There is nothing finer than the 1920s and the suitable decor in a beautiful English country mansion. Look! A classic fireplace. See! The fancy vases. Marvel! At their lovely outfits. Oh Blimey! There is a modern plastic bottle on the mantlepiece. Crap. If this was like the film “Somewhere In Time” some poor chap would be sucked back into their present day, all crying and weeping over lost loves and stuff like that.

Having taken my far share of promotional photographs for telly shows, it’s with much sympathy that this Downton Abbey press photograph for the new series has gone viral. Some chap has probably been fired. Or at least had his toes grilled over the fire by the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Oh…while you’re here – why not view the trip I took to the real life estate behind the show, Highclere Castle? Worth a quick gander whilst you wait for season/series 5 of Downton Abbey to begin…

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere! This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British blogger, photographer and actor based back in the UK after many years of living in America. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.

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