A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
The Abbey is a British television situation comedy produced by Baby Cow Productions for ITV, about dysfunctional celebrities with various vices that seek sanctuary at The Abbey to overcome their problems. It is written by Morwenna Banks, directed by Johnny Campbell and executive produced by Henry Normal. Banks stars as ex-rock star Marianne Hope who opened The Abbey as a retreat offering new age therapies, after her very public nervous breakdown. Omid Djalili plays The Abbey's owner Tony. Russell Brand is a DJ seemingly nonchalant about his crack cocaine addiction, who even has to resort to sticking a can a whipped cream up his nose to satisfy his addiction. Liz Smith plays a perverted pensioner with an addiction to sex. Tamsin Egerton plays a model with an eating disorder, who eats toilet roll in order to avoid hunger pangs. Miranda Hart plays the suicidal wife of a disgraced MP, obsessed with cleaning, cooking and being lovely to everyone in the most obtuse way! The show also stars Reece Shearsmith as a 'doctor' and counsellor and Marti Pellow as Marianne Banks estranged husband. The show was broadcast on 14 February 2007 on ITV and served as a pilot, with a view to a series if the one-off was popular enough. The episode gained an estimated 2.3 million viewers and somewhat poor reviews.
Live from Abbey Road is a 12-part, one-hour performance series/documentary that began filming its first season during 2006 at Abbey Road Studios in London. Season 2 was filmed between 2007 and 2008, season 3 was filmed in 2009 and Season 4 was filmed in 2011. The series features a total of 128 musical artists to date -- usually two or three per show, performing up to five songs per session. The sessions are recorded without a live audience. Filmed in High-Definition with the occasional use of 35 mm lenses, the producers have sought to record performances which "look like a movie and sound like a record".
Janice & Abbey is a short-lived reality-television series following the attempt by British model Abigail Clancy to break into the American modeling market under the guidance of American supermodel Janice Dickinson. The show premiered in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2007, under the title Abbey & Janice: Beauty & The Best and had its American debut on the Oxygen television channel on February 19, 2008.
Cameras follow the lives of the employees at the famous L.A. hotspot The Abbey in the heart of West Hollywood, and you can bet there's major drama.