Question of the week: who should cameo on Downton Abbey?

Downton Abbey

Loads of people, it seems, want to cameo on Downton Abbey. Ted Danson, Joanna Lumley, Joan Collins and more all want to appear in the ITV show about posh people saving the day with their vast wisdom.

Today’s question is:

Who do you think should cameo on Downton Abbey?

It might be because they would be good on it; it might be because you hate Downton Abbey and there’s someone you think should suffer. But what’s your suggestion and why?

Answers below or on your own blog, please


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.