Life Below Stairs
Today's show is perfect for you fans of the PBS TV series Downtown Abbey, which just started its fourth season on PBS stations around the country. We're going behind the scenes of England's grand country houses to talk about the relationship between those upstairs and those below: the hierarchy, the etiquette, and the rituals. The cultural historian Siân Evans, author of the book Life Below Stairs, joins Doug to help us peel back the fictional veneer for a look at the social workings of the Victorian and Edwardian era. (Rebroadcast)
Siân Evans is the author of Life Below Stairs in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House [Indiebound|Amazon] and her most recent Mrs Ronnie: The Society Hostess Who Collected Kings [Indiebound|Amazon]
Downton Abbey airs Sunday night's on KUED Channel 7 and on PBS stations around the country. For a schedule visit KUED.