The final episode of Downton Abbey airs on PBS this coming Sunday. THe entire series is (or will shortly be) available on DVD or Blu-Ray. It may be a good present for an anglophile you know!
NPR had an interesting discussion about it (see link below).
The thing that got me hooked onto Downton Abbey is women’s fashion – brilliant dresses, accessories, styles … unmatched as far as I’m concerned 😀