Count Downton 9*

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I don’t regularly show just initial sketches, but I really liked something about this one, so I stopped there.

What I’d like to know was how on earth O’Brien came up with the idea to write to Mrs. Vera Bates (Maria Doyle Kennedy), and how did she ever get her address? Did anyone recognize the actress from a popular film made about 25 years ago, a favorite of mine at the time?