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About the Show

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Manor of Speaking About the Show

“A Downton rap session … long overdue for super fans.”

Immediately following each episode of Downton Abbey, host Ernie Manouse and his trusty manservant “Mr. Rodgers” lead a studio audience and a rotating cast of celebrated super fans and cultural experts through the world of “Downton Abbey.” They share the triumphs and sorrows of the Crawley family and their staff during a lively 30 minute after-show like no other – which makes “Manor…” the perfect way to finish off an episode of the world’s number one drama series.

From 20th century English fashion, history and etiquette to British scandals and sensations, “Manor of Speaking” is a solidly packed show with re-caps, history lessons, surprise guests, behind-the-scenes stories and a whole lot of fun. Additionally, viewers are invited to join us via our Twitter and Facebook feeds, making the experience complete.


Manor of Speaking Hosts and Panelists

Ernie Manouse, Host

Ernie Manouse


Four time Emmy winning anchor, producer and host, Ernie Manouse holds the title of “Ultimate Interviewer” from the Houston Chronicle.

Helen Mann, Panelist

Helen Mann


Helen Mann, former Vice Consul (Public Affairs), British Consulate General, Houston, was invested as a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

St.John Flynn, Panelist

St.John Flynn


St.John Flynn, born and raised in the U.K., currently serves as Arts & Culture Director for Houston Public Media. His British accent is real!

Luke Wrobel, Mr. Rodgers

Luke Wrobel

Mr. Rodgers

Luke Wrobel, a founding member of The Music Box Theater in Houston, received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Mr. Rodgers the Butler.

Manor of Speaking Special Guests

  • Roseann Rogers
  • Robert Cremins
    Author & Lecturer
  • Lady Fiona Carnarvon
    Highclere Castle Resident
  • Jessica Fellowes
  • Frank Billingsley
  • Alice Farris
    PBS Personality
  • Joanne Herring
    International Philanthropist
  • Bill Stubbs
  • Rebecca Eaton
    Executive Producer, Masterpiece PBS
  • Helen Valier
  • Garth Jowett