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Downton Abbey - What's Wrong With This Picture?

Thursday 15th August 2014

A promotional Downton Abbey photograph has been withdrawn - because of a major historical inaccuracy in the background.

The picture

The plastic water bottle appears to have been overlooked as Lord Grantham and his daughter (played by Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael) pose by a marble mantelpiece. 

However fans of the show quickly noticed the incongruous item and took to Twitter to point out the mistake.

The picture was to launch the fifth series of the ITV show.

Previous historical inaccuracies spotted in the show, which is currently set in the 1920s, include a TV aerial, double-yellow lines and a modern conservatory.