Downton Abbey meets Call the Midwife – exclusive pictures

See what happened when Lady Edith and Lady Rose found themselves backstage with Jenny Lee at the Radio Times covers party


Period drama’s two big hitters came face to face this week at the Radio Times covers party – and got on very nicely, thank you.


Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Lily James – aka Lady Edith and newcomer Lady Rose – met Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine, who stars as Jenny Lee in the BBC1 series, plus Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Turner, and the show’s creator Heidi Thomas. The Downton ladies even went so far as to tell us they and Call the Midwife are part of the same gang. See them all in our exclusive gallery below.

(Studio portraits by Ian Derry; party photos by Matt Smith)