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NBC's Classic Soap THE DOCTORS To Run On Retro TV Later This Year!

Many of the fans of On-Air On-Soaps were chatting amongst themselves yesterday when we were recalling canceled iconic soap One Life to Live and how nice it would be if there was a television network that would offer re-reruns of the classic soaps!

And today, Retro TV announced that none other than the classic NBC soap opera The Doctors is getting a second life!  The series which starred James Pritchett and Elizabeth Hubbard among others will begin airing old episodes of the series this fall!

The news was announced via a press release that went out today which stated: “Luken Communications is pleased to announce the addition of the classic soap opera The Doctors to Retro TV. Set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors‘ storylines revolve around the hospital’s Chief of Staff Dr. Matthew Powers (James Pritchett) and his dedicated staff. Several well-known actors and actresses passed through the halls of Hope Memorial during its run, including Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Misery), Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), Emmy Award winner Ted Danson (Cheers), Emmy Award winner Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue Got Married).

The Doctors ran for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974).

Matthew Golden, Luken’s Vice President of Production, said “The Doctors is one of the greatest examples of the soap opera format in its prime, loved by critics and audiences alike. We’re thrilled to return this classic series to the air, and bring its exciting, engaging storylines back to our audience’s daily lives.”  The Doctors will debut on Retro TV later this year.”   To check out where Retro TV airs in your area check here!

So, will you be checking out The Doctors ?  Do you hope more classic soaps find a home on cable television or the internet in the future?  If so, which ones would you most like to see again?  Let us know

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JeffyJC
JeffyJC

I will because the fact is the only way we will be getting any more repeats of the soaps that still exist, is to support the ones we have now. If this get’s good ratings then the other classic Networks will take a second look. If it fails we will not see The Edge of Night or Ryan’s Hope repeated, why would a network spend money if enough people won’t watch. Soaps in the 80’s may be too expensive for a Broadcast Network to show but episodes from the 70’s and before could be, but only if people will support it. If someone say’s I’m not interested but add So and so and I will watch, then turn the lights out the game is over

davlestev1
davlestev1

I hear you @JeffyJC…Trust that those lights went off when this decision was made. As much as people want to herald the medium is as much as they want to tear it down at the same time. While this is an encouraging thing for whoever runs that company and obviously loved this soap…retro soaps can be a good way to get new viewers to look at today and old viewers to appreciate what little is left…but ahhh alack and alas the naysayers…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Except for Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise and primetimes Peyton Place there are no complete soap operas with all their episodes before 1975…networks practiced wiping…they erased tapes and reused them…soaps and gameshows from that period were thought never to be repeated…there are only a handful of episodes of most soaps before 1975 that are available…i did read The Doctors has most of its episodes and i hope its true! Someone once said Days and GH saved most of theirs but i also heared they didnt…i wouldve loved to had seen many of the soaps from the 60s to the 70s but most tapes from that era are unfortunately gone forever!!!

Bhim
Bhim

I know that the P&G soaps began saving theirs from 1978 with the exceptions of a few that are in collections, kinescopes, and in actor’s collections minus the commercials. I think RetroTV might be on the right track in bringing THE DOCTORS back. Plus, they always did their billboarding after the opening titles kissed to black, so editing wouldn’t be a problem.

Tom Lowery
Tom Lowery

@Jimh – All the episodes for General Hospital from the premier through mif 1969 exist in total and are on hand in the UCLA archives. Furthermore, at least one fan has most if not all of the show’s episodes from 1975 to 1978 (they’ve posted clips on Youtube). Beyond this, numerous soaps played overseas and may very well still reside in those station’s archives as did many Dr. Who episodes. These include Return to Peyton Place, Some years of Another World and Somerset and other programs as well. Finally, Bing Crosby Productions held the archives of all Bright Promise episodes as late as 1989, so it’s entirely possible they too have survived.

Robert
Robert

Where will the episodes begin from the first episode or later in the run? My luck they just took Retro TV off of my cable and replaced it with CoziTV which I love but would love to watch The Doctors again. I will need to find someone to record them for me.

davlestev1
davlestev1

@Robert if retro tv is run locally as i suspect then buy a small tv you can put somewhere with a converter box to get your fix…and if you can find a good working vcr on ebay…more’s the joy…but you can pick up the channel if it’s broadcast locally which i’m sure it probably is…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If its true that the Doctors saved most of its episodes and werent erased like the networks had done to most of its other soaps and game shows prior to 1975, i hope they are able and will show it from what i consider its glory days: the late 60s to early 70s!!! The 1980s werent kind to this show and the storys not so good!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I read somewhere that The Doctors has most of its episodes…that would be great if true…i always wondered what song Marie Thomas(Lauri James) used to play and sing on the show…The Doctors from the 60s to the 70s was far better than GH…Fans used to write to this show for medical advice…hope its true that they do have the episodes from its glory years so the younger generation can see how much better and more grounded soaps use to be…its 80s storylines werent that good…i once send them a story suggestion(even though i had stopped watching around 1980) that they loved but it was too late…they wrote back the show was cancelled…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes…i get retro and ill be watching!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Wouldve loved Edge Of Night and Another World…had their early episodes hadnt been erased…wish someone had all the original scripts and recreate those lost episodes…Dark Shadows, and Strange Paradise and primetimes Peyton Place have their episodes and id love to see them on retro!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Britians Coronation Street and our Santa Barbara are two others on my wish list…

Bhim
Bhim

Jim – most of the P&G soaps saved every episode past 1978 so it is likely they might have them.

James McDonald
James McDonald

Unfortunatly, I do not get Retro in my area, not on my Time Warner Cable box. I would love to see The Doctors again.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Extra tv and converter box…it’s OTA

BTripp
BTripp

This network is not available in my area!!! I live in Minneapolis MN which is a larger city and we don’t have it. Comcast sucks! I would totally watch this and DVR the episodes even.

davlestev1
davlestev1

That does suck..but it’s not just your cable company it’s not available anywhere in that state…check retro tv the website and affiliates…that will tell you if you can see it.

carolfla
carolfla

I hope it is on at a time I can watch. I remember watching this soap

lisa
lisa

Tops on my list would be OLTL,Ryan’s Hope and Santa Barbara.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

The latter two soaps have all their episodes but unfortunately OLTL does not…OLTL would be able to show episodes from the 1980s to its cancellation however if all were saved and in good shape!!!

JeffyJC
JeffyJC

When All My Children (in 1977) and One Life (1978) went to 1 hour Agnes Nixon insisted they save them. Agnes had the prior episodes before ABC bought it, but they were destroyed in a fire I heard. GH has the episodes from when Selmur produced it 1963-1970 but when ABC bought they did the re-using.

Jen
Jen

Tops on my list, Santa Barbara, another world, port Charles, Texas, AMC, OLTL………

Bruce
Bruce

If I got Retro TV in my area, I would certainly watch it or DVR it. I would love to be able to see more classic daytime serials from the golden age of the 70s and 80s, but I wonder how many of them are available. They should have all been saved on tape like Dark Shadows was.
This is great news for classic soap fans. I got hooked on Ryan’s Hope when SoapNet aired it. Good TV is good TV, no matter the era.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

The only soaps with all there episodes available prior to 1975 are Dark Shadows, Strange Paradise and primetimes Peyton Place…i did read The Doctors had most of theirs and there was rumor Days and GH does too…dont know how true that is but i hope they did save theirs…unfortunately all other soaps prior to 1975 do not have all their episodes…read AMCs was destroyed in a fire…only a handful of episodes of the soaps survive from the 1950s to early 70s including a few shortlived…my dream is that there are more episodes still out there waiting to be found…even if they are on grainy kinescopes!!!

Tom Lowery
Tom Lowery

GH exists well into 1969 and some of 1970, and at least one fan has them from 1975 through 1978. Days does indeed exist in total. Also, more than a handul exist for Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life, Hawkins Falls and others. Bright Promise was held by Bing Crosby’s company at least until 1989 and probably still exists. Quite a few other episodes exist for many soaps as well.

Tommy hardy
Tommy hardy

I loved Alec on this soap, I remember it’s the first time I saw him, how cool! I hope they show more!!

Linda
Linda

Retro is not available in NYC! 🙁

Mary SF
Mary SF

That is wonderful news— hopefully it will be successful and other classic soaps may find new life— right now I would love to watch repeats of old soaps — it would be a refreshing change to watch a show penned and produced by soap pioneers, to be reminded on how it is really done. And to find a cable network willing to include a soap in their line up is also nice to see. Good luck Retro TV and I’m sure many old fans of the Doctors will love you for doing this.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Unfortunately, there arent many episodes of soaps available prior to 1975…only a handful of episodes from the 1950s to early 1970s are avaiable…i wouldve loved to see Another World again from the 1960s to the 1970s when Steve, Alice and Rachel were involved in daytimes best ever love triangle…two gothic soaps Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise managed to save most of their episodes as had primetimes Peyton Place…i did read online The Doctors does have most of its episodes which is great especially since most soaps prior to 1975 erased and reused its tapes thinking theyd never be shown again and to save money…

Charday
Charday

Never heard of it, but I’d take a look. Good to know there are cable tv stations that still see soap reruns as viable.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

You never heard of the soap or the network?

Charday
Charday

The soap. I get Retro TV.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

There was a time when The Doctors was hotter than GH…especially in the early 1970s…it went downhill by the 1980s but still would be great to see again!!!

Amy Cooper
Amy Cooper

Absolutely! I would love to see classics and old episodes of my fav -GH!”Classic 80’s episodes of ‘Days’ on tv would be amazing!!!

Steeeeeven
Steeeeeven

Very exciting news! I’ve watched some of their episodes on YouTube and they are fantastic! I’m hoping I get this channel on my t.v.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If they show the episodes from the 1960s to early 70s(i read they are available) they are a lot better than what youve seen on utubw

Amy Cooper
Amy Cooper

Not on in my area! 🙁 Hope more stations pick it up! Oh do I miss Soapnet!!!

Eden
Eden

I would love to be able to watch this, but the channel is not in our state at all! Peyton Place, Return to Peyton Place, All My Children and One Life To Live, The Best of Everything….Seeing all of these and more from the beginning would be amazing!
Perhaps, as well as the Retro channel, they could also be shown online, at
no fee so everyone has at least access to them in some way.
Cheers

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Except for primetimes Peyton Place(dont know about Return) but all those others you mention are not available from the begining…most of their early episodes were erased and the tapes reused to save money…back then tptb never thought soaps other than daytimes Strange Paradise and Dark Shadows would be rerun and or wanted to be seen again…thats ashame being soaps were far better back then than they are today…

Mark Y
Mark Y

Oscar Schmoscar. Elizabeth Hubbard!!!!!

David
David

Still recall watching Kathleen Turner and Kim Zimmer’s Nola’s sthe tir the pot, Meg Mundy as Monster-in law Mona and very young Alec Baldwin as Billy. Not a show I watched daily but still a high quality vintage soap.

RICKIE
RICKIE

I read someplace else that rebroadcast episodes will begin with 1967, which is odd as I thought most tapes were “wiped” and reused from that era. I did enjoy “The Doctors” in its heydey (it got really bad circa mid-1970s). Elizabeth Hubbard, Gerald Gordon, Sally Gracie, Peter Burnell, and Carolee Campbell were my favorites from this period. Alas, once Jacquie Courtney was fired from “Another World,” our viewing habits changed and NBC was dropped in our household like a hot potato. Before that, it was the NBC daytime lineup all the way: Days of Our Lives, The Doctors, Another World, and Somerset (and Bright Promise/Return to Peyton Place/How to Survive a Marriage, when they aired).

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

The Doctors survived because it had a different sponser…most others were sponsered by P&G which erased and reused their tapes to save money…im glad at least most of The Doctors survived…we were big on the NBC soaps too and hated when Jacquie Courtney, George Reinholt and Virgina Dwyor(»spelling…she played Mary Mathews, Alices mom) were fired but we continued to watch…hated when they killed off John Randolph…didnt care too much for the show in the 1980s or when a gorilla fell in love with Cass…daytimes dumbest plot ever…AW deserved its cancellation!!!

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

WOW! Blast from the past. I wish I had Retro TV, but like TVGN, etc. Charter cable does not provide us with the ability to have this channel. Not surprising they have not added a new channel in years. When SOAPNet went off the air we just ended up with one less channel. ..sorry Disney/ABC 😉

Avatar610
Avatar610

Will someone out there PLEASE post the episodes to YouTube?

Susie
Susie

All my children!

Nick D.
Nick D.

This is great news for soap fans. I’d suggest they should pick up Edge of Night as well – I’ve seen a few episodes on YouTube and it is excellent.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Id like to see Edge again too…wouldve loved to see episodes from its early days but unfortunately few episodes prior to 1975 survive!!!

brian
brian

One Life To Live and All My Children.

Is it true that there is a period of time when ABC reused video tape and as a result many episode have been lost ?

Can any one shed some light on this ?

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I found that it’s true for DAYS as was the case for most before the late 70’s. I wonder who the dumb asses were that thought that was a good idea?! It was a system they called wiping. They wiped them out of existence.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I just did a search…soap opera wiping…wikipedia says All of DAYS episodes were saved!

I don’t know about your ABC soap though.

JeffyJC
JeffyJC

All the 2 Sony Soaps Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless exist. Soapnet even showed the first 2 episodes of Days, which are on Youtube.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I would loveto see Days early years again…the Bill Bell/Pat Falken Smith years was my favorite Days era!!!

Mark in FLA
Mark in FLA

Love it! Looking forward to classic daytime drama. Hopefully they will add more soaps to their line up.

Kit
Kit

I probably would, but Retro doesn’t seem to be available in my area. Watch that show for many years. At one time, it was written in weekly arcs. There was a main story that had a beginning (Monday), middle, and end (Friday) in episodes stretching over one or two weeks. Stories of the staff were integrated and ongoing. Matt and Maggie were the golden couple. Nick and Althea were so combustible. Still vividly recall one scene where Elizabeth Hubbard was at her very best. Althea–the role she played–had been diagnosed with a tumor on the optic nerve. Nick, of course, was the only surgeon who could possibly save her. Before being wheeled into surgery (which could very well have proved fatal), Althea calls all of her loved ones into the hospital room–daughter Penny, Matt, Maggie, and Nick–and bravely says “goodbye” to each, and makes them say goodbye also, as they might not have the chance later. Just the kind of strong, grounded, and real performance Ms. Hubbard became better known for on As the World Turns.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I remember when Maggies daughter Greta was bit by a rapid rabbit and became a bad seed child…also when Greta pushed someone down a flight of stairs and that person died!!!

Kit
Kit

I definitely remember the bad seed storyline, barely the staircase push. In the former, the hospital lab was conducting some experiments on a virus, and Mike (Greta’s half-brother) was lax one day and let an uninfected rabbit make contact with an infected one. He then gave the former rabbit to Greta for a pet; it bit her and infected her (hence the “bad seed” behavior). Mike was so wracked with guilt, that he began experimenting on himself to find her a cure. Needless to say, after much drama, the day was saved and Greta grew up to marry (not happily) Billy Aldrich–played by Alec Baldwin.

jimh(leave it to beaver
jimh(leave it to beaver

I believe it was Maggies cousin who was staying with them and got in a struggle with Greta…(cant recall all the details what really happen but im pretty certain it did…i watched 12 soaps around that time…also my late mother and me always wondered what song Nurse Lauri James used to play and sing…she was described as a fine singer who had difficulty performing in public and decided to become a nurse…she and Dr. Hank Iverson(Palmer Deane) were the 1st African American couple on this show…im excited to see all that again!!!

Lew S.
Lew S.

I will tune in!

A Baptiste
A Baptiste

This is excellent news, bring on more! God bless these legendary shows that will never be again…maybe in new ways, but the “retro” is a groove in the classic mode unto itself!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

SWEET! Bring on the classic soaps!

Patrick
Patrick

I am…. SO…. bummed

I would love to watch an old serial… from the beginning

this just smarts

I do not get this station / nor do I get TVLAND

oye…. to feel the days of ole…. again

simmer

yearn

delight

captivate’ing stuff

As The World Turns

I would have watched this

especially when I saw the name: Elizabeth Hubbard…. Lucinda Walsh of Oakdale

David
David

The local affiliate in Boston switched from Retro to Cozi TV about a year ago may be a bit longer. So currently Retro not available in the Boston market. Hope that changes.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I don’t get retro TV either. Hopefully someone will post the episodes on You Tube.

KateA
KateA

The channel is in my city but Comcast doesn’t carry it. I will call the station to find out how I can watch it. I would love to watch. I would love to see repeats AMC! I will find a way to watch The Doctors.

Diane Coviello
Diane Coviello

I will watch,never saw it on its original run ,,i wonder what time it will air,they should run it in the afternoon, i still miss oltl and amc,,,,,,,,i would love to se these and edge of night also/

Mo
Mo

I’ll give it a try.

Mo
Mo

I thought I got this channel, but just checked their site and it doesn’t look like it airs near me. I thought it was a free channel. Maybe it changed.

PatF
PatF

The Doctors, Days, and Another World were great soap in the early to mid 70’s. That was NBC’s best years in the ratings as well. The ratings reflected what was being told on screen because there were as many as 16 soaps to pick from.

I’m not sure this airs in Dallas, but I’ll watch if it does.

I’d watch ANY of the classic soap material from the 70’s especially the CBS lineup with Edge of Night, Search For Tomorrow, Secret Storm, ATWT, Guiding Light, Where the Heart Is , Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Love of Life and of course YR.

dmr
dmr

I love old episodes of Dallas.

Rodd
Rodd

I look forward to seeing this show once again. I wonder how much I’ll remember.

dmr
dmr

What a cool idea and what fun it would be to watch the old “stories.” I wonder if I get Retro where I am. I sure hope so! Going to check it out!

Robert
Robert

I can’t wait to see this classic soap again and will watch every day. I am a collector of Vintage Soap Opera episodes and found hundreds of them from the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s.

Max
Max

Would love to see Another World again…

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

This is fantastic and exciting news. Wonder if there is any chance of getting The Edge of Night or Love of Life back?

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I did not start watching The Doctors until 1975, but I have heard much raving about Nick and Althea from the early 1970s and am looking forward to seeing that story.

As others have noted, TD’s later years (it was cancelled in 1982, and I would say that there were very few bright spots in the last five years) were not kind to it. It was the first show I remember being consciously aware was being negatively affected by TPTB games: it was the first instance I remember of the revolving door of head writers and executive producers, which we’re all so used to now; back in the mid-70s when I started watching soaps, things were much more stable. Not TD; I could probably name 10 different headwriters or headwriting teams in the show’s last five years if I sat down to think about it. There weren’t quite as many executive producers, but they still changed frequently. And the show really suffered.

But I’ve always heard very good things about the 60s and the first half of the 70s, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this if it’s on in my area. (If not, I’ll be majorly bummed.)

Reagan
Reagan

Echo what most everyone has said… I’m glad they are doing this and hope it leads to more soaps being re-aired! I don’t have a Retro-TV channel in my area so even a converter box won’t do me any good. But, I will tweet and help get the word out for those who do.

I miss seeing reruns of Ryan’s Hope on the now defunct SOAPNet. I’ve always thought that show– if done correctly, could be turned into a good prime time soap (since the networks have no interest in bringing back more soaps to daytime. Any old soap– ATWT, GL, Santa Barbra– would be great to see. Hope other channels like this follow suit.

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

I watched near the soap’s end. It was the first time I’d seen Kim Zimmer, and she was obviously destined for bigger things. It was also the first time I saw Alec Baldwin. The soap ended badly. Very badly. Still, I would love to see the early episodes and also when Doug Marland wrote the soap in the 70s, reviving the show and gaining critical acclaim before being lured away to GH. I loved Liz Hubbard on ATWT and saw her briefly on TD. I would watch the soap and even DVR it, but Retro is not available in my area.

Me
Me

Despite the show being on for nearly 20 years, there will probably only be a limited number of episodes that RetroTV can air. Networks did not start saving their taped episodes until the late 70’s. ‘The Doctors’ ended in 1982.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I read somewhere that The Doctors retained all of their episodes. The reason retro tv is starting with year 1967 is because that is where the show began being broadcast in color.

Jess
Jess

MORE! MORE! We want MORE! I hope they add other classic soap operas to the line up like ANOTHER WORLD! It would also be cool to see some retro episodes of Days of Our Lives from the mid 80’s and Santa Barbara! Lets write to them soap fans and ask them to add MORE!

Dee G.
Dee G.

This is the greatest news!! Though I never watched this particular soap, I promise I will not miss an episode. I love the genre. I’ve adopted Days of our Lives now that All My Children is off the air. It would be fun to see the early episodes. I watched General Hospital from 1963 (I was 8 years old) until the early 1990s. Those early years would be fun to see as well. It is always interesting to see famous actors and actresses who started out in those days on soaps. My wish list would also include Peyton Place. Only the first season is out on DVDs.

craig silver
craig silver

Guiding Light , One life to live ,Ryans Hope

bobbieekdahl
bobbieekdahl

I would love to see Ryan’s Hope, All My Children and early episodes of General Hospital, but because all of these shows build upon each episode, don’t jump around show them from the beginning! I don’t care if they are in black and white, I care about the stories, which is why most people get hooked on these programs. I also love watching the fashions and the popular culture things that pop up when you watch old shows. I really hope that these old shows will fill the void that has been left by the lack of support that the networks have for the soap genre.

Brendan
Brendan

In some of the early shows of the Doctors .when the cast members went into the Elevator you saw the lights in the background go up and down just like the Trubolift on Star Trek .On the Doctors the elevator ride was a slow one/
Since I do not get Retro at this time any way I can see a sence of this?

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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