Secrets of the Manor House
100 years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a life of luxury and indolence for a wealthy few supported by the labor of hundreds of servants toiling ceaselessly "below stairs" to make the lives of their lords and ladies run as smoothly as possible. It is a world that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and popular costume dramas to this day, including PBS's Downton Abbey. But what was really going on behind these stately walls? This mini-series looks beyond the fiction to the truth of what life was like in these British houses of yesteryear.