Tea, biscuits and Downton - the perfect Sunday night

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Like a lot of people, I’d been getting excited about the much-anticipated return of Downton Abbey.

Finally last Sunday we got our first glimpse of the new series – and what an opener it was!

We had illegitimate children, class scandals, unsolved murders, affairs and, to top it all off, Downton nearly burnt down.

You can’t ask for much more from an hour-and-a-half of TV.

All you need is a cup of tea and a packet of biscuits and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Sunday night in.

So that’s me sorted until Christmas then.

I’m going to make some predictions for this series. I think Lady Mary will finally find her Mr Right, but she might get her heart broken once again in the process.

The truth about Edith’s baby will come to light sooner or later and Thomas will finally get his comeuppance.

This one is more of a hope than a prediction, but if he doesn’t I’ll be having serious words with Mr Fellowes.

But enough of this Downton talk, I’m going upstairs to take off my hat.

Jez: Last Sunday I watched Downton Abbey for the very first time. Lou is a massive fan and is always going on about how fabulous it is, so I thought I would give it a try.

I was pleasantly surprised I managed to stay interested for the full 90 minutes. Normally on Sunday nights I fall asleep on the sofa at about 9pm.

As Lou knows I normally only watch shows that feature gun fights, explosions and car chases.

Downton Abbey featured a fire and one of the butlers ended up in bed with a posh lady, so this was enough excitement to keep me watching.

I’m not sure if it will become a regular part of my Sunday evenings though. Normally I enjoy watching Top Gear as I’m bit of a petrolhead and I especially like the banter between Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

It’s such a shame I will never ever be able to afford any of the supercars they feature.

Now if they were to combine supercars and Downton Abbey, that would be a good Sunday night’s viewing.

Programme-makers, take note!