We may be lightyears away from Season 5 of Downton Abbey, but let's stir the spoiler pot, shall we? This week, some cast members escaped the Dowager Countess' disapproving gaze and served up some TV tea.
In 20th century England, women who "abandoned" their families were known as "Bolters." And in the golden age of Bolters, Lady Idina Sackville was the most famous and scandalous of them all.
John Mortimer, beloved writer and creator of the iconic barrister and eccentric Rumpole of the Bailey, has died at 85. Mortimer was also an outspoken advocate of free speech and human rights. Farewell! [IHT]