DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
DOWNTON ABBEY, Channel 7, 8.40pm
BATES has stopped writing to Anna. She hasn’t heard anything on Facebook either. She’s so miserable she can’t even get caught up in the thrill of the new staff – not even Carson’s new footman. About time, Carson had just about killed himself with overwork. Perhaps they should get Edith to be the new kitchen maid. She’s going crazy with boredom. Her grandmother gives her a talking to about it tonight. No such issue for Sybil, who suddenly turns up at Downton in a flap, and just in time to have her baby (not tonight though). There was no way this show was having her give birth in Dublin.