Downton turns its final corner

THERE may be a Sunday night opening for sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May now that ITV has confirmed that the sixth series of Downton Abbey will be the hit period drama’s last. The official announcement, made by ITV and the show’s maker Carnival Films, confirmed widespread rumours that creator Julian Fellowes was ready to call time on the series. “The Downton journey has been amazing for everyone aboard,” said Fellowes, who wants to focus his attention on his long-awaited US drama The Gilded Age.