Secrets of the Manor House

Premiered January 2012

Exactly 100 years ago, the world of the British Manor House was at its height. It was a world of luxury that that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day. But what was really going on behind these stately walls and under the servants’ stairs? “Secrets of the Manor House” looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures brought momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.

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Secrets of the Manor House

Secrets of the Manor House

Find out what went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house a century ago.

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Secrets of Highclere Castle

See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle, the stand-in for Downton Abbey.

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The tale of the famous castle featured in 'Downton Abbey.'

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Airs Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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