"Downton Abbey" is all about class, elegance, and grace that took place in Britain in the 1920s, but it's a show filmed in present day. Well, there are bound to be mistakes at times, but usually someone will end up catching them to keep things as authentic as possible. As The Guardian reported on Aug. 14, 2014, someone didn't catch the plastic water bottle in a season five promo pic.
Yes, a plastic water bottle.
Set in 1924, the fifth series of the hit ITV/PBS show "Downton Abbey" had its gracious promo pics marred by a mistake that no-one seemed to notice.
A promotional picture with Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) was very well done and quite full of royalty. Unfortunately, eagle-eyed fans were able to spot the plastic water bottle right over Lady Edith's shoulder and sitting on the mantle.
The Daily Mail reported that production crew is likely to be very angry with the mistake. The creators and filmmakers of "Downton Abbey" have done so well at keeping the time period intact over the first four seasons.
Plastic water bottles weren't widely seen around the United Kingdom until sometime in the early 60's, so this little gaffe comes about 40 years too soon.
A number of other promo pics for the fifth season of "Downton Abbey" were released and they show Richard E. Grant, Rob James-Collier, and Penelope Wilton all in character. Luckily, there were not futuristic devices in any of those pictures.
Season five of "Downton Abbey" will see a larger presence of the children, including Master George Crawley, who is now three-years-old, and Miss Sybbie Branson, who is now four-years-old. Both of whom have lost at least one parent.
"Downton Abbey" will premiere in the UK this fall on ITV and in the United States in January 2015 on PBS. Hopefully, without any water bottles present.