'Downton Abbey' fans take note
11:04 PM, Nov 23, 2013
Alastair Bruce, historical adviser for Downton Abbey, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at a fundraising luncheon for WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.
Bruce, also historical adviser for movies The King’s Speech and The Young Victoria, as well as an author of British history books and 2012’s The Butler’s Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces. For Downton Abbey, he has advised on early 20th century protocol and vocabulary.
Tickets for the noon luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Rochester downtown, 125 E. Main St., are $60. Tickets to the luncheon and a VIP reception at 11 a.m. with Bruce are $100. Call (585) 258-0252 or go to wxxi.org.
The season premiere of Downton Abbey is Jan. 5. WXXI is holding a preview of the first hour at various times Dec. 29 at the Little. Call (585) 258-0200 for information on the event.