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Downton Abbey's viewing figures are bolstered by a lot of viewers who hoover up a nightly dose of Eastenders and Coronation Street which, please to god, tell me you are not subjected to in the US.
Oh hang on.......Corrie is trite nonsense now BUT for the first ten years of its existence it was groundbreaking TV drama, unheralded in its naturalism and grit; the TV series that rode the kitchen-sink film genre of the early 60's but at times was better written and acted than the better-appreciated Saturday Nights, Room At The Top, L-Shaped room etc.....if you've only seen it in the last twenty years then the first ten will blow you away.
As for Catholicism in film, then follow Fred's lead, the films based on Graham Greene's novel deal with Catholicism as a subtext almost as a given.....be it Brighton Rock, The Third Man, The Fallen Idol......
I could use some digital restoration myself...